The SAFARI Research Group is led by Professor Onur Mutlu.  We are part of the Institute for High Performance Computing Systems in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich.

Our research is in computer architecture, systems, security, and bioinformatics.  Our work spans and stretches the boundaries between applications, systems, languages, system software, compilers, and hardware. We tackle many issues in high performance, energy efficiency, hardware security, fault tolerance, predictable systems, dependable systems, and hardware/software cooperation. We are especially excited about novel, fundamentally-secure and fundamentally-efficient computation, communication and memory/storage paradigms, applied to emerging systems, technologies, and bioinformatics/medical applications.  Group members also work in the areas of system design for bioinformatics and biologically inspired computing paradigms.


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.



  • Processing data where it makes sense in modern computing systems: keynote
    Onur Mutlu‘s keynote on Processing Data Where It Makes Sense in Modern Computing Systems: Enabling In-Memory Computation at the International Symposium on Advanced Parallel Processing Technology (APPT), Tianjin, China on 16 August 2019 is now online: Video via @YouTube Slides (pptx) Slides […]
  • “Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Machines” keynote at SAMOS2019 now online
    Onur‘s keynote at the 19th International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS), Samos, Greece, 10 July 2019 is now online! Slides (pptx) (pdf)   […]
  • We are at MICRO this week presenting EDEN, SMASH, DSPatch and Binary Star!
    We are at MICRO 2019 this week: the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, Oct 12 – 16 in Columbus Ohio. Check out the lightning talks of our latest papers! EDEN: Enabling Energy-Efficient, High-Performance Deep Neural Network Inference Using Approximate DRAM, Skanda […]
  • Onur talks on “RowHammer and Beyond” at ESA
    Onur enjoyed giving the keynote talk on Rowhammer and Beyond at the 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, October 2 – October 4, 2019, ESA-ESTEC & TU Delft, Netherlands [Slides (pptx)] (pdf)] [Related Overview Paper (IEEE TCAD 2019)] […]
  • Maurice Wilkes Award speech and interview on Youku!
    Onur’s Maurice Wilkes Award speech, and interview at ISCA’19 with Xuehai Qian and his students Youwei and Qinyi are now on Youku! Youku interview link: Transcript of the interview (English): Chinese article transcript of […]