Kaveh Razavi
Group leader

☞ Office: ETZ-H89
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I am an assistant professor (tenure track) in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zürich where I supervise a group of fantastic PhD students at the Computer Security Group. I am also affiliated with the Department of Computer Science. I am generally interested in computer systems and security with a special focus on commodity hardware and operating systems.

Before joining ETH Zürich, I started the hardware security track at VUSec, first as a postdoc and later as an assistant professor. I received my PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2015 for improving the scalability of cloud infrastructures. During my PhD, I interned twice with Microsoft Research, building rack-scale computers. I also hold an MSc from ETH Zürich and a BSc from Sharif University of Technology.

My collaborators and I have received many awards for our research over the years. These include best paper awards at IEEE S&P and MICRO, and four Pwnies for the most innovative research. My research was also awarded two early-career personal grants (a Dutch Veni and an ERC Starting). ETH students seem to think we are good at teaching and gave us the Golden Owl award in 2022.


  • Computer Engineering, BSc, 2022 – 2024.
  • Hardware Security, MSc, 2016 – 2023.
  • Advanced Operating System, MSc, 2016 – 2019.
  • Large-scale Computing Infrastructures, MSc, 2013 – 2015.

Academic Service

  • PC: CCS (’24 ’23 ’21 ’20 ’17), ISCA (’24), MICRO (’23), DRAMSec (’23), DSN (’23), ACSAC (’23), DIMVA (’23 ’22), SEED (’23), USENIX ATC (’22), S&P (’21), USENIX Security (’20), SIGMETRICS (’22), EuroS&P (’19 ’18), Middleware (’19), RAID (’19), ICDCS (’18)
  • Organization: DRAMSec’22 (co-chair), DRAMSec’21 (co-chair), Middleware’18 (publication chair), HPDC’15 (web chair)

Selected Recent Publications (full list)