An example of not only high-quality research but also collaboration between ECE and CS combining hardware support and program analysis. The conference is ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on Memory Management http://conf.researchr.org/track/ismm-2016/ismm-2016-papers#program Here is the information about the award paper:
Hardware Support for Protective and Collaborative Cache Sharing
Raj Parihar, Jacob Brock, Chen Ding and Michael C. Huang
Abstract: In shared environments and compute clouds, users are often un- related to each other. In such circumstances, an overall gain in throughput does not justify an individual loss. This paper presents a new cache management technique that allows conservative sharing to protect the cache occupancy for individual programs, yet enables full cache utilization whenever there is an opportunity to do so.