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.


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, […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Christina Giannoula, Nov 9 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Speaker: Christina Giannoula, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA Link: Livestream on YouTube […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Lana Josipović, Nov 7 2022

Join us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Monday, November 7 at 4:00 pm Zurich time (CET) Speaker: Lana Josipovic, DYNAMO Research Group, ETH Zurich Livestream on YouTube Link Talk […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Sudhanva Gurumurthi, Oct 25 2022

We’re excited to have Sudhanva Gurumurthi with us for our upcoming SAFARI Live Seminar! Date: Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Speaker: Sudhanva Gurumurthi, AMD Fellow Link: Livestream on YouTube Link […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Poulami Das, Sept 27 2022

Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Tuesday, September 27 at 1:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Speaker: Poulami Das, Georgia Institute of Technology Link: Livestream on YouTube Link Talk Slides [pdf][pptx] […]

SAFARI Live Seminar: Hasan Hassan, Sept 15 2022

Join us for our next SAFARI Live Seminar Date: Thursday, September 15 at 3:00 pm Zurich time (CEST) Speaker: Hasan Hassan, SAFARI Research Group, ETH Zurich Link: Livestream on YouTube Link Talk Slides […]