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
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, defended his PhD thesis on October 01 2021 Thesis title: “Enabling Effective Error Mitigation in Modern Memory Chips that Use On-Die Error-Correcting Codes” [Slides (pptx) (pdf)] [Thesis (pdf)] [SAFARI […]
Our latest paper in Genome Biology reviews the developments in read alignment algorithms since 1988 until now. We investigate how the development of read alignment algorithms is impacted by changes in sequencing technologies, such […]
Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Nastaran Hajinazar. Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Nastaran Hajinazar, SAFARI Research Group Data-Centric and Data-Aware Frameworks for Fundamentally […]
Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Jawad Haj-Yahya. Monday, October 4 at 5:30 pm Zurich time (CEST) Security Implications of Power Management Mechanisms In Modern Processors, Current Studies […]
Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Christina Giannoula. Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm Zurich time (CEST) Efficient Synchronization Support for Near-Data-Processing Architectures Christina Giannoula, National Technical University of Athens […]
Join us for our SAFARI Live Seminar with Minesh Patel. Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Enabling Effective Error Mitigation in Memory Chips That Use On-Die Error-Correcting […]
Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar with Ataberk Olgun. Wednesday, September 15 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) QUAC-TRNG: High-Throughput True Random Number Generation Using Quadruple Row Activation in […]
Join us next week at the Croucher Advanced Study Institute workshop on “Frontiers of AI Accelerators: Technologies, Circuits and Applications”, August 24 – 27, 2021, for Onur’s public lecture on “Intelligent […]
Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar with Jawad Haj-Yahya. Monday, August 16 at 5:30 pm Zurich time (CEST) Power Management Mechanisms in Modern Microprocessors and Their Security Implications […]
Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar with Gennady Pekhimenko. Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Efficient DNN Training at Scale: from Algorithms to Hardware Gennady […]
Thesis: Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design Abstract: Genome sequence analysis plays a pivotal role in enabling many medical and scientific advancements in personalized medicine, outbreak tracing, the […]
We are pleased to have Geraldo F. Oliveira give a 3rd talk in our SAFARI Live Seminars! Thursday, July 22 at 5:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) DAMOV: A New Methodology […]