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Research Day brings together researchers and technology providers to exchange ideas. The result: Research that is grounded in solving real industry problems. This year, as we all collaborate remotely, Research Day also went virtual.

Research Projects With Open Source Impact

From unikernels to privacy-preserving AI to usable security, Red Hat Research projects help open source communities innovate.

Red Hat Research Quarterly

Insights into people and projects that bring universities, government organizations, and industry partners together to share outcomes with open source communities.

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Research Areas

Our engineers partner with researchers and students at universities worldwide to collaborate on research projects from AI to privacy to heterogenous hardware.

PACT: Private Automated Contact Tracing

A Greater Boston RIG project

The PACT (Private Automated Contact Tracing) protocol is a simple, decentralized approach to using smartphones for contact tracing based on Bluetooth proximity. Users of this scheme do not reveal anything about themselves, unless they volunteer to do so. In particular, users can volunteer to donate their private data to a (trusted) health authority, who can then use this data to further control the spread of the virus, but this is discretionary to the users.

Glimpses into Future Tech: Red Hat Research Days 2020

Glimpses into Future Tech: Red Hat Research Days 2020

In this series of Research Days, Red Hat experts, including Red Hat’s Chief Technology Officer, Chris Wright, and researchers from Harvard, Yale, Boston University, and other leading universities discussed their ongoing research on technology to improve privacy and security, make experimentation and system execution more reproducible, and enhance the performance and reliability of cloud systems.


Red Hat offers students a unique opportunity to gain real-life working experience working on Red Hat projects and products. Every Red Hat intern works on a project with a goal of getting code into open source, building experience and upstream credibility along the way.

Get Involved

At Red Hat, our engineers are full of good open source ideas, but there’s only so much time to work on them. You can help! Whether you’re an experienced coder or just starting out in open source, we’ve got a project that’s right for you.

Red Hat Research Quarterly

Ever wonder what it’s like to report a security flaw to a major chipmaker? Find out in our interview with Kit Murdock in the latest Red Hat Research Quarterly. Every quarter, we detail the latest projects we’re working on, and  interview a leader in open source code and cutting edge research.

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