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Connecting researchers, students, and engineers is the most important part of our mission at Red Hat Research. Here’s a partial list of the folks we work with—click through for the projects and papers that have resulted.

Mania Abdi

Mania Abdi

Mania Abdi is a PhD student in Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Peter Desnoyers.
Kinan Dak Albab

Kinan Dak Albab

Kinan Dak Albab is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Frey Alfredsson

Frey Alfredsson

Frey Alfredsson received his MSc in Computer Science from Reykjavik University, Iceland. He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University. His PhD studies' primary focus is computer networking, with an emphasis on programmable networks involving XDP and eBPF.
Shrey Anand

Shrey Anand

Shrey Anand is a Data Science Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson is the DevOps Lead for Chameleon, a large-scale, deeply reconfigurable experimental platform built to support Computer Sciences systems research. He leads day-to-day operations and future development on the OpenStack-based distributed deployment of Chameleon, which is currently running at multiple national research laboratories and host institutions.
Jonathan Appavoo

Jonathan Appavoo

Jonathan Appavoo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Georgia Atkinson

Georgia Atkinson

Georgia Atkinson is a PhD student studying bioacoustics within the Cloud Computing for Big Data EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training scheme at Newcastle University
Yara Awad

Yara Awad

Yara Awad is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Sanket Badhe

Sanket Badhe

Sanket Badhe is an AI Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Ilya Baldin

Ilya Baldin

Ilya Baldin leads RENCI’s network research and infrastructure group (NRIG). He is a networking researcher with a wide range of interests, including high-speed optical network architectures, cross-layer interactions, novel signaling schemes, and network security.
Jiří Barnat

Jiří Barnat

Jiří Barnat is the Vice-dean for curricula in the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Matt Benjamin

Matt Benjamin

Matt Benjamin is a Senior Engineering Manager at Red Hat.
Benjamin Berg

Benjamin Berg

Ben Berg is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University where he is advised by Mor Harchol-Balter.
Azer Bestavros

Azer Bestavros

Azer Bestavros is the Inaugural Associate Provost for Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University and the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Department.
Mohan Boddu

Mohan Boddu

Mohan Boddu is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini is a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat.
Emily Brand

Emily Brand

Emily Brand is a Chief Architect at Red Hat.
Tomer Brisker

Tomer Brisker

Tomer Brisker is an open source enthusiast and a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Hugh Brock

Hugh Brock

Hugh Brock is the Research Director for Red Hat, coordinating Red Hat’s research collaboration with universities, governments, and industry worldwide.
Jesper Dangaard Brouer

Jesper Dangaard Brouer

Jesper Dangaard Brouer is a Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat with a passion for performance and scalability. He is the inventor of XDP, and generally spends his time optimising the Linux kernel network stack.
Milan Brož

Milan Brož

Milan Brož is a Program Manager for the Red Hat Research in Europe, developer, and maintainer of Linux disk ...
Anna Brunstrom

Anna Brunstrom

Anna Brunstrom received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Pepperdine University, CA, in 1991, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from College of William & Mary, VA, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She joined the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University, Sweden, in 1996, where she is currently a Full Professor and Research Manager for the Distributed Systems and Communications Research Group.
Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation
Alexander Bulekov

Alexander Bulekov

Alexander Bulekov is a PhD student at Boston University studying Computer Engineering, advised by Manuel Egele.
Tim Burke

Tim Burke

Tim is the Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering at Red Hat.
James Cadden

James Cadden

James (Jim) Cadden is a PhD candidate studying computer science at Boston University.
Jonathan Cameron

Jonathan Cameron

Jonathan Cameron is an undergraduate student at Boston University, working as an intern with the Kernel Research group.  
Emmanuel Cecchet

Emmanuel Cecchet

Emmanuel works at the Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems, where his current projects include NASA REALM, and CloudLab.
Tomáš Černý

Tomáš Černý

Tomas Cerny is a Professor of Computer Science at Baylor University. He leads the cloudhubs research team, who looks to various projects in software engineering, code analysis, security, enterprise application design, and quality assurance.
Marek Chalupa

Marek Chalupa

Marek Chalupa got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk
Gabrielle Chang

Gabrielle Chang

Gabrielle Change is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Karan Chauhan

Karan Chauhan

Karan Chauhan is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, he was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Grace Chin

Grace Chin

Grace was a co-op student in the file systems and storage group at Red Hat in 2019.
Sarah Coghlan

Sarah Coghlan

Sarah Coghlan is the University Program Manager for Red Hat Research.
Mercè Crosas

Mercè Crosas

Mercè Crosas is the University Research Data Management Officer, with Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), and Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). Before re-joining Harvard in 2004, Dr. Crosas worked for six years in the educational software and biotech industries, initially as a software developer, and subsequently as director of the software development team.
Ashley Cui

Ashley Cui

Ashely Cui is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, she was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Fabrizio D’Angelo

Fabrizio D’Angelo

Fabrizio D’Angelo is a 2020 summer intern with an interest in cybersecurity and IoT devices.
Michael Daitzman

Michael Daitzman

As the Director of Engineering and Product, Michael is deeply involved in all aspects of development, operations and research in the Massachusetts Open Cloud. He also teaches parts of BU's EC500 Cloud Computing class.
Bandan Das

Bandan Das

Bandan Das is a software developer in the Virtualization group at Red Hat Collaboratory, working on the Linux kernel and the accompanying user-space component, Qemu, enabling and fixing various aspects of Linux Virtualization.
Heidi Dempsey

Heidi Dempsey

Heidi Dempsey is the Senior Program Manager for the Boston Academic Program at Red Hat.
Peter Desnoyers

Peter Desnoyers

Peter Desnoyers is an Associate Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Open Cloud.
Cali Dolfi

Cali Dolfi

Cali Dolfi is a Machine Learning Intern at Red Hat.
Han Dong

Han Dong

Han Dong is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at Boston University. His research interests lie in the areas of distributed systems, high performance computing, and cloud computing.
Ulrich Drepper

Ulrich Drepper

Ulrich Drepper is a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat. He is part of the office of the CTO and concentrates on developing new technologies for high-performance computing (and machine learning specifically), mostly in collaboration with university groups.
Kamil Dudka

Kamil Dudka

Kamil Dudka joined Red Hat as an intern in 2008 when he was finishing his Master's degree in Intelligent Systems at
Catherine Mary Easdon

Catherine Mary Easdon

Catherine is a member of the Core Security team at the IAIK at Graz University of Technology. Her current research focuses on microarchitectural security
Tomáš Effenberger

Tomáš Effenberger

Tomáš Effenberger is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Masaryk University where he also received his master’s degree. After research internships at the University of Oxford and Google AI, he became a member of the Adaptive Learning group at Masaryk Universit
Manuel Egele

Manuel Egele

Manuel Egele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
Craig Einstein

Craig Einstein

Craig Einstein is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Diane Feddema

Diane Feddema

Diane Feddema is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Tomáš Fiedor

Tomáš Fiedor

Tomas is a researcher of the VeriFIT group (BUT FIT). His main focus is on static and dynamic performance analysis.
Peter Flockhart

Peter Flockhart

Peter Flockhart is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL).
Ira Globus-Harris

Ira Globus-Harris

Ira is a cybersecurity software engineer at BU, who's research focuses on differential privacy, a subfield of cryptography that addresses failures of ad hoc data anonymization techniques.
Daniel Gruss

Daniel Gruss

Daniel Gruss is an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology. He finished his PhD with distinction in ...
Stefan Hajnoczi

Stefan Hajnoczi

Stefan Hajnoczi is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.

Jonathan Halliday

Jonathan Halliday is a Java middleware engineer at the Red Hat Newcastle office. Previously a postgraduate student ...
Martin Herbordt

Martin Herbordt

Martin Herbordt is an Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
James Honaker

James Honaker

James is a researcher at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He works on machine learning and statistical methods for broad problems in quantitative social science, such as privacy preservation, missing data, measurement error and human-guided machine learning.
Toke Høiland-Jørgensen

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen is a Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat working on the networking stack in general and XDP in particular. He holds a PhD in computer science on the topic of network performance, and has a special focus on ensuring low network latency.
Filip Hubík

Filip Hubík

Filip is an OpenStack Quality Engineer interested in real-world practical applications of cloud computing software,
Per Hurtig

Per Hurtig

Per Hurtig received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Karlstad University, Sweden, in 2006 and 2012, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University. His research interests include transport protocols, low-latency Internet communication, multi-path transport and network emulation.
David Irwin

David Irwin

David leads the Sustainable Computing Lab, which conducts experimental computer systems research in the areas of cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems, with a particular emphasis on applications to sustainability and energy efficiency.
Rawane Issa

Rawane Issa

Rawane Issa is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University and a Fellow at the Hariri Insitute for Computing.
Jan Jančár

Jan Jančár

Jan Jancar is a PhD student at the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security (CRoCS) at Masaryk University in Brno working on side-channel attacks, elliptic curve cryptography and security of cryptographic implementations.
Frederick Jansen

Frederick Jansen

Frederick Jansen is the Associate Director of Engineering and Interim Director of SAIL at Boston University.
Martin Janů

Martin Janů

Martin Janů is a student of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Ivo Jimenez

Ivo Jimenez

Research Scientist at UC Santa Cruz, Incubator Fellow at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research on Open Source Software (CROSS); Adjunct Professor at University of Sonora. Interested in large-scale distributed data management systems, applied aspects of data science, and reproducibility
Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat who works mainly on virtualization, Fedora, and storage.
Emine Ugur Kaynar

Emine Ugur Kaynar

Emine Ugur Kaynar is a Phd student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Dennis Keefe

Dennis Keefe

Manager of the Stratis team in RHEL Platform Filesystems and Storage. Formerly on the VDO team. Happy to discuss all things storage, data optimization, virtualization, containers, and performance.
Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is the Director of Networking Platform at Red Hat.
Beverly Kodhek

Beverly Kodhek

Beverly Kodhek is an Associate Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat. Prior to this, she was a Product Management Intern at Red Hat.
Mark Kogan

Mark Kogan

Mark Kogan is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Ilya Kolchinsky

Ilya Kolchinsky

Ilya Kolchinsky is a research scientist with Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, specializing in the various aspects of optimizing event-oriented data stream processing systems.

Ondřej Kozina

Ondřej is senior software engineer working for Red Hat in storage/LVM team and also RHEL cryptsetup maintainer.
Dr.-Ing. Lydia Kraus

Dr.-Ing. Lydia Kraus

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in usable security at the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
Orran Krieger

Orran Krieger

Orran Krieger is the Co-Director of the BU Red Hat Collaboratory at the Hariri Institute for Computing, where he co-leads the Mass Open Cloud project. He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
Gage Krumbach

Gage Krumbach

Gage Krumbach is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Agáta Kružíková

Agáta Kružíková

Agata focuses on authentication from the usable security point of view. She is mostly interested in the user perception of two-factor authentication and factors influencing this perception (and potential adoption of it).
Gagan Kumar

Gagan Kumar

Gagan Kumar is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Andrei Lapets

Andrei Lapets

Andrei Lapets is an Advisor and Consultant on Engineering, Research, and Operations at various early-stage technology companies.
Henrich Lauko

Henrich Lauko

The focus of Henrich's research is on analysis and verification of C/C++ programs. Currently, he is mostly interested in the efficient representation of program inputs (nondeterministic data) for the verification.
Miriam Leeser

Miriam Leeser

Miriam Leeser is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern where she is head of the Reconfigurable and GPU Computing Laboratory.
Idan Levi

Idan Levi

Idan Levi is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Mark Little

Mark Little

Mark Little is Vice President of Middleware Engineering at Red Hat and a visiting Professor at Newcastle ...
Renato Mancuso

Renato Mancuso

Renato Mancuso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Ali Maredia

Ali Maredia

Ali Maredia is a Software Engineer at Red Hat working on Ceph with a focus on object storage.
Peter Michalák

Peter Michalák

Peter is a PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data at Newcastle University.
Apoorve Mohan

Apoorve Mohan

Apoorve is interested in systems and networking. His current research focuses on improving bare-metal resource efficiency.
Nikolaos Moraitis

Nikolaos Moraitis

Nikolaos is a Software Engineer working on the Red Hat OpenShift team with a primary focus on the developer productivity test platform infrastructure.
Amin Mosayyebzadeh

Amin Mosayyebzadeh

Amin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University advised by Prof. Orran Krieger. He is a member of the Systems Research Group and he is associated with Mass Open Cloud (MOC).
Kit Murdock

Kit Murdock

Kit is currently pursuing a PhD in cyber security at The University of Birmingham. Her research interests include embedded hardware and software based fault injections.
Shripad J. Nadgowda

Shripad J. Nadgowda

Shripad has more than 10 years of experience designing and developing large scale distributed systems. His current focus area is cloud introspection and related security analytics.
Brett Niver

Brett Niver

Brett Niver manages the Ceph Engineering team within the Red Hat Storage group.
Marziyeh Nourian

Marziyeh Nourian

Marziyeh Nourian is a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University working with Dr. Michela Becchi. Her research has been focused on hardware-software co-design for high-performance computing, specifically targeting large-scale pattern matching and data transformation applications. Her research interests include parallel computing, heterogeneous, and reconfigurable architecture.
Selbi Nuryyeva

Selbi Nuryyeva

Selbi Nuryyeva is a Data Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Christopher Odom

Christopher Odom

Christopher Odom is a 2020 summer intern with an interest in IoT devices and cybersecurity.
Daniel Bristot de Oliveira

Daniel Bristot de Oliveira

Daniel is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, working in the real-time team. He researches the run- time ...
Radek Pelánek

Radek Pelánek

Radek Pelánek received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Masaryk University for his work on formal verification. Since 2010 his research interests focus on areas of educational data mining and artificial intelligence in education
Bhautik Pipaliya

Bhautik Pipaliya

Bhautik Pipaliya's areas of interest are Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and Distributed Systems.
Kevin Postlethwait

Kevin Postlethwait

Kevin Postlethwait is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, Kevin was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Lucy Qin

Lucy Qin

Lucy Qin is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing.

Adam Rambousek

Adam is a research Assistant at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. His main interests are computational lexicography, corpus linguistics, ontologies and semantic networks.
Ali Raza

Ali Raza

Ali Raza is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, working with Professor Orran Krieger. His area of interest is Operating Systems, specifically turning the Linux kernel into a unikernel.
Ali Raza

Ali Raza

Ali is a PhD student at BU whose primary research interest is computer networks.
Jose Renau

Jose Renau

Jose Renau is a professor at the CSE department from the UC Santa Cruz. His area of research is computer ...
Jacopo Rota

Jacopo Rota

Jacopo Rota is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Kate Saenko

Kate Saenko

Kate Saenko is a faculty member at Boston University and a consulting professor at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. She leads the Computer Vision and Learning Group at BU and is the founder and co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Research (AIR) initiative.
Ahmed Sanaullah

Ahmed Sanaullah

Ahmed Sanaullah is a Senior Data Scientist at Red Hat, focusing on FPGAs.
Joel Savitz

Joel Savitz

Joel is a co-op student in the kernel engineering group at Red Hat.
Douglas Shakshober

Douglas Shakshober

Douglas Shakshober is a Senior Manager and Senior Distiguished Engineer at Red Hat. He leads the Performance ...
Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Parul Singh

Parul Singh

Parul is a Software Engineer in the Office of the CTO at Red Hat.
Parul Sohal

Parul Sohal

Parul Sohal is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, working with Professor Orran Krieger and Professor Renato Mancuso.
Seung Woo Son

Seung Woo Son

Seun Woo Son is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Jennifer Stacy

Jennifer Stacy

Jennifer Stacy is the Associate Director for the Massachusetts Open Cloud, focusing on stakeholder engagement, communications, finance and administration.
Vladimír Štill

Vladimír Štill

Vladimír Štill is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. His research topic is the correctness analysis of parallel programs written in C and C++. His work includes finding new analysis techniques and their implementation in the DIVINE tool.
Andrew Stoycos

Andrew Stoycos

Andrew Stoycos is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, Andrew was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Jan Strejček

Jan Strejček

Jan Strejček is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Zdeněk Švécar

Zdeněk Švécar

Zdenek is an IT Project Manager at Red Hat working on spearheading deployment of regional office infrastructure and
Petr Švenda

Petr Švenda

Petr is an Associate Professor at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He engages in the research on randomness ...
Marek Sýs

Marek Sýs

Marek Sýs is a lecturer at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Marek is a member of Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security (Crocs) at Masaryk University.
Gabriel Szasz

Gabriel Szasz

Gabriel is a graduate student at Masaryk University in Brno studying the effects of rotation on measured properties of stars.
Sahil Tikale

Sahil Tikale

Sahil Tikale is a PhD candidate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University co-advised by Prof. Orran Krieger, Prof. Larry Rudolph, Prof. David Starobinsky and Prof. Peter Desnoyers. He is broadly interested in design, building and evaluation of cloud-scale systems.
Rajat Tripathi

Rajat Tripathi

Rajat Tripathi is an AI Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Wojciech Trocki

Wojciech Trocki

Wojciech Trocki is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Cameron Trotter

Cameron Trotter

Cameron Trotter is a PhD student within the Cloud Computing for Big Data EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training scheme ...
Ata Turk

Ata Turk

Ata Turk works on the design and development of cloud-based platforms, especially cloud monitoring, logging and alerting systems, and also works on improving the performance, security, or efficiency of cloud frameworks using machine learning or combinatorial mechanisms.
Martin Ukrop

Martin Ukrop

“I want to help developers create more usable security APIs to lower software exploitation.”
Tommy Unger

Tommy Unger

Tommy Unger is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
Jo Van Bulck

Jo Van Bulck

Jo Van Bulck is a PhD student at imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven (BE). His research explores security limitations along ...
Mayank Varia

Mayank Varia

Mayank Varia is a Research Scientist and Co-Director for the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS) at Boston University.
Sona Varma

Sona Varma

While a Master's student at Northeastern University, Sona Varma participated in research, including the Agentless Introspection of Bare Metal Systems project, and she was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
Rui Vieira

Rui Vieira

Rui is a PhD graduate from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University, UK. During ...
Tomáš Vojnar

Tomáš Vojnar

Vice Dean for Science and Research, Brno University of Technology
Richard West

Richard West

Richard West is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
Langdon White

Langdon White

Langdon White is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat.
Rebecca Whitworth

Rebecca Whitworth

Rebecca Whitworth is an associate manager at Red Hat and is part of the TrustyAI initiative. Here she is in charge ...
Larry Woodman

Larry Woodman

Larry Woodman is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat with over 36 years of operating system kernel development experience.

Daniel Zaťovič

Daniel Zaťovič is a student of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Xiaojing Zhu

Xiaojing Zhu

Xiaojing Zhu is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at Boston University.
Michael Zink

Michael Zink

Mike is an Associate Professor and researcher at UMass Amherst, working in the areas of future multimedia systems, Internet architectures, and sensor networks.