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.
We are attending ISCA 2020 this week, 29 May – 3 June, online: https://iscaconf.org/isca2020/. Congratulations to Nastaran Hajinazar on winning the photo contest! We are excited to be presenting several […]
Our recent paper “TRRespass: Exploiting the Many Sides of Target Row Refresh”, in collaboration with the Systems and Network Security Group at VU Amsterdam has been awarded the Best Paper Award at […]
In the first edition of our SAFARI newsletter, we would like to share some of our group highlights from the past 15 months with you to reflect on our accomplishments […]
Onur Mutlu is this year’s recipient of the IEEE Computer Society prestigious 2020 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award “for innovative and impactful contributions to computer memory systems.”Congratulations Onur!Read more:IEEE […]
The full set of Onur Mutlu‘s 2019 graduate-level computer architecture course lectures at ETH Zurich is online, along with all lecture videos, slides, and course materials: Course website Youtube playlist
Mohammed Alser was in Japan in December and gave a series of talks. His talk video on “A Roadmap for Fast and Efficient Genome Analysis” at the University of Tokyo Shirokanedai Campus, 20 […]
Onur’s Maurice Wilkes Award interview at ISCA’19 with Xuehai Qian and his students Youwei and Qinyi is now on YouTube! YouTube interview link: https://youtu.be/8ffSEKZhmvo Article ETH D-INFK Communications: ACM SIGARCH Maurice […]
Onur Mutlu‘s keynote talk at the 17th ChinaSys Workshop, in Zhuhai, China, 20 December 2019 is now online! “Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Machines” Keynote talk at the 17th ChinaSys Workshop, […]
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 […]
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 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: […]
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, […]