CACM Research Highlights

SIGMICRO nominates papers from SIGMICRO-sponsored conferences for consideration in the Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM).

Selection Process

The SIGMICRO Research Highlights Committee requests recommendations from the program chairs of SIGMICRO-sponsored conferences. Each conference can recommend up to three top papers. The committee members read all recommended papers and select which papers to nominate.

Current Committee

  • Lieven Eeckhout
  • Hyesoon Kim
  • Vijay Janapa Reddi
  • André Seznec

Past Nominees


Speculative Taint Tracking (STT): A Comprehensive Protection for Speculatively Accessed Data
Jiyong Yu (UIUC), Mengjia Yan (UIUC), Artem Khyzha (Tel Aviv), Adam Morrison (Tel Aviv), Josep Torrellas (UIUC), Christopher W. Fletcher (UIUC)
52nd International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Oct 2019

BOLT: A Practical Binary Optimizer for Data Centers and Beyond
Maksim Panchenko, Rafael Auler, Bill Nell, Guilherme Ottoni (Facebook)
International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO), Feb 2019

Simba: Scaling Deep-Learning Inference with Multi-Chip-Module-Based Architecture
Yakun Sophia Shao, Jason Clemons, Rangharajan Venkatesan, Brian Zimmer, Matthew Fojtik, Nan Jiang, Ben Keller, Alicia Klinefelter, Nathaniel Pinckney, Priyanka Raina, Stephen G. Tell, Yanqing Zhang, William J. Dally, Joel Emer, C. Thomas Gray, Brucek Khailany, Stephen W. Keckler (NVIDIA)
52nd International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Oct 2019