Shaping the world through research

ETH’s Computer Science Department strives for the highest possible quality by performing research both broad and deep in scope. The faculty members are high-caliber experts in their domains and cover the many facets of modern computer science, from the underlying theory to the design of practical systems. The strength and reputation of the department’s research attract business and industry collaborations around the world.

Research groups

Institute Group
Institute of Computer Systems 
Head: Prof. Thomas Gross

Laboratory for Software Technology
Prof. Thomas Gross, website 

Native Systems Group
Prof. Jürg Gutknecht, website 

Scalable Parallel Computing
Prof. Torsten Hoefler, website 

Advanced Computing Laboratory
Prof. Markus Püschel, website 

Institute of Information Systems 
Head: Prof. Moira Norrie

Databases and Information Systems
Prof. Donald Kossmann, website 

Global Information Systems Group
Prof. Moira Norrie, website 

Institute of Theoretical Computer Science 
Head: Prof. Emo Welzl

Parallel Computing
Prof. Peter Arbenz, website 
Prof. Bernd Gärtner, website 

Complexity and Algorithms
Prof. Thomas Holenstein, website 

Information Security and Cryptography
Prof. Ueli Maurer, website 

Combinatorial Structures and Algorithms
Prof. Angelika Steger, website 

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms
Prof. Emo Welzl, website 

Algorithms, Data Structures, & Applications
Prof. Peter Widmayer, website 

Institute for Pervasive Computing 
Head: Prof. Timothy Roscoe

Information and Communication Systems Research Group
Prof. Gustavo Alonso, website 

Advanced Interactive Technologies
Prof. Otmar Hilliges, website 

Distributed Systems Research Group
Prof. Friedemann Mattern, website 

Network and Operating Systems
Prof. Timothy Roscoe, website 

Institute of Visual Computing 
Head: Prof. Marc Pollefeys

Computer Graphics Laboratory
Prof. Markus Gross, website 

Computer Vision and Geometry Group
Prof. Marc Pollefeys, website 

Interactive Geometry Lab
Prof. Olga Sorkine-Hornung, website 

Institute of Information Security 
Head: Prof. David Basin

Information Security Group
Prof. David Basin, website 

System Security Group
Prof. Srdjan Capkun, website 

Network Security Group
Prof. Adrian Perrig, website 

Chair of Information Technology and Education 
Head: Prof. Juraj Hromkovic

Information Technology and Education
Prof. Juraj Hromkovic, website 

Scientific Visualization Group
Prof. Ronald Peikert, website 

Chair of Software Engineering 
Head: Prof. Bertrand Meyer
Software Engineering
Prof. Bertrand Meyer, website 
Chair of Programming Methodology 
Head: Prof. Peter Müller

Programming Methodology
Prof. Peter Müller, website 

Software Reliability Laboratory
Prof. Martin Vechev, website 

Chair of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Head: Prof. Gaston Gonnet

Computational Biochemistry
Prof. Gaston Gonnet, website 

Computational Systems Biology Group
Prof. Jörg Stelling, website 

Machine Learning Laboratory
Head: Prof. Joachim Buhmann

Information Science and Engineering
Prof. Joachim Buhmann, website 

Data Analytics
Prof. Thomas Hofmann, website 

Learning and Adaptive Systems
Prof. Andreas Krause, website 

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