The SAFARI Research Group is led by Professor Onur Mutlu.  We are part of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) at ETH Zurich.

Our group conducts cutting-edge research and education in computer architecture, computing systems, hardware security, bioinformatics, and software/hardware co-design. The major goal is to design fundamentally better computing architectures. Our work spans the boundaries between applications, systems, languages, system software, compilers, and hardware, with architecture at the core. We tackle many fundamental issues in high performance, energy efficiency, hardware security, fault tolerance, predictable systems, dependable systems, hardware/software cooperation, and genome analysis. We are especially excited about novel, fundamentally-secure and fundamentally-efficient computation, communication and memory/storage paradigms. Recent impactful examples of the group’s work include leading research into memory/storage systems and new computing paradigms, e.g., the discovery of the DRAM RowHammer vulnerability and the development of a comprehensive Processing-in-Memory paradigm.

Read our group's contribution to the 2021 D-ITET evaluation report, highlighting our research impact, teaching and key group contributions: SAFARI 2021 D-ITET Evaluation

Bachelor and Master's Theses and Semester Projects 

We are always looking for highly qualified and motivated students and researchers.  If you are an ETH student and are interested in doing a bachelor or master's thesis with us, or a semester project, please see our Theses and Projects page for potential topics.

If you are about to finish your bachelor or master’s degree or are already doing research and are interested in working with us at any level (internship, PhD, postdoc, visiting scholar), please visit our Work with us page.


Minesh Patel awarded an ETH Doctoral Medal

We’d like to congratulate Minesh Patel on receiving an ETH Doctoral Medal for his outstanding Doctoral thesis.  Minesh’s dissertation, “Enabling Effective Error Mitigation in Modern Memory Chips that Use On-Die […]

2022 Google Security and Privacy Research Award

Onur Mutlu was recently honored by Google with a 2022 Google Security and Privacy Research Award for his work on hardware security and side-channels.  Selected by a committee of senior […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Oskar Mencer, Dec 13 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Speaker:  Oskar Mencer, CEO Maxeler Technologies, a Groq Company Where: CHN E42 & […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Ataberk Olgun, Dec 12 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Monday, December 12 at 4:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Speaker: Ataberk Olgun, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich Where: ETZ E81 & Livestream […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Gagandeep Singh, Dec 7 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Wednesday, December 7 at 4:30 pm Zurich time (CET) Speaker: Gagandeep Singh, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich Title:  Sibyl: Adaptive and Extensible […]

Best Paper Award at MICRO’22

Congratulations to our PhD student Rahul Bera and co-authors for their Best Paper Award at MICRO’22 for their work “Hermes: Accelerating Long-Latency Load Requests via Perceptron-Based Off-Chip Load Prediction”! The […]

New review paper: From molecules to genomic variations

Our latest review paper “From molecules to genomic variations: Accelerating genome analysis via intelligent algorithms and architectures” addresses the pressing need to make genome analysis more intelligent; to read, analyze, […]