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.


SAFARI Live Seminar: Ercument Cicek, June 2 2023

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar. Speaker: Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University (currently on sabbatical at EPFL) Date: Friday, June 2 2023, 11:00 Zurich time (CEST) Where: ETZ E81 & […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Jian Huang, May 17 2023

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar. Speaker: Jian Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Date: Wednesday, May 17 2023, 17:00 Zurich time (CEST) Where: Livestream on YouTube (Link) Title: The ISA of Modern […]

SAFARI-EFCL Seminar: Lizy Kurian John, May 12 2023

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar, co-organized by the ETH Future Computing Laboratory (EFCL). Date: Friday, May 12 2023, 11:00 Zurich time (CEST) Where: HG F 26.1 & Livestream on YouTube (Link) Speaker: Lizy Kurian […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Yiran Chen, April 18 2023

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar, co-sponsored by IEEE Swiss CAS Chapter Speaker: Yiran Chen, Duke University, John Cocke Distinguished Professor, Fellow of the AAAS/ACM/IEEE Where: ML E12 & Livestream on YouTube (Link) […]

Real-World PIM Tutorial at ISCA 2023

  We’re excited to organize another Real-World PIM tutorial, this time at ISCA 2023 in Orlando!  In case you missed our tutorials at ASPLOS 2023 or HPCA 2023, join us […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Simone Campanoni, April 4 2023

  Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Speaker: Simone Campanoni, ARCANA research lab, Northwestern University  Where: HG E 23 & Livestream on YouTube Link Date:  Tuesday, April 4 2023, ​​14:00 Zurich time […]

Real-World PIM Tutorial at ASPLOS23

ASPLOS 2023 Tutorial: Real-world Processing-in-Memory Systems for Modern Workloads Sunday, March 26, 2023 (held during ASPLOS 2023, March 25 – 29, Vancouver, Canada) in person and online. Tutorial Website: […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Haiyu Mao, March 29 2023

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Speaker:  Haiyu Mao, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich Where: Livestream on YouTube Link & HG D 5.3 Date:  Wednesday, March 29 2023, ​​13:00 Zurich time (CEST) Title: […]

Best Artifact Award for BioDynaMo at PPoPP 2023!

We’d like to congratulate Lukas Breitwieser and co-authors Ahmad Hesam, Fons Rademakers, Juan Gómez Luna, Onur Mutlu on receiving the Best Artifact Award at PPoPP 2023 for BioDynaMo, a flexible […]