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.


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, […]

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): […]

Student Presenter Award at SRC’s TECHCON

Damla Senol just received the “Top 10 Best Student Presenter Award” at the SRC’s TECHCON conference in Austin Texas. She received the award for her presentation of BitMAC: An In-Memory Accelerator for […]

Best Paper Award at DSN 2019!

Congratulations to Minesh Patel, Jeremie Kim, Hasan Hassan, and Onur Mutlu for the Best Paper Award at this year’s IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)! The DSN Best […]

ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award for Onur Mutlu

The 2019 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award goes to Prof. Onur Mutlu for “innovative contributions in efficient and secure DRAM systems.” Onur was honoured this week with the ACM SIGARCH Maurice […]

Minimal Data Movement: Changing the Computing Paradigm

Onur talked at the Design Automation Summer School last week on  “Enabling Computation with Minimal Data Movement: Changing the Computing Paradigm for High Efficiency”.  The talk slides are now online: Slides (pptx) […]

How to Build an Impactful Research Group

What makes a research group impactful?  Onur gave a talk last week at the Design Automation Conference Early Career Workshop in Las Vegas.  His slides are now online: Slides (pptx)

Memory Systems and Memory-Centric Computing Systems Course

Onur‘s course on “Memory Systems and Memory-Centric Computing Systems” taught at the HiPEAC ACACES Summer School 2018 is now online: Take a refresher before the next summer school! […]