Meet the team
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 is a PhD student in Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Peter Desnoyers.
Kinan Dak Albab is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
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 is a Data Science Software Engineer at Red Hat.
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 is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Sanjay Arora is a Data Scientist at Red Hat.
Emre Ates received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Boston University.
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 is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Daniel Bachar is an MSc student in the Department of Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. His research focuses on optimization of distributed container based systems and service mesh, specifically Kubernetes.
Sanket Badhe is an AI Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
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 is the Vice-dean for curricula in the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Matt Benjamin is a Senior Engineering Manager at Red Hat.
Ben Berg is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University where he is advised by Mor Harchol-Balter.
Arie is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat Israel.
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.
Stanislav Boboň is a student of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Mohan Boddu is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Principal Software Engineer
Paolo Bonzini is a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat.
Emily Brand is a Chief Architect at Red Hat.
Tomer Brisker is an open source enthusiast and a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Hugh Brock is the Research Director for Red Hat, coordinating Red Hat’s research collaboration with universities, governments, and industry worldwide.
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 is a developer and maintainer of Linux disk encryption and researcher in the area of storage security. ...
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, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation
Alexander Bulekov is a PhD student at Boston University studying Computer Engineering, advised by Manuel Egele.
Tim is the Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering at Red Hat.
James (Jim) Cadden is a PhD candidate studying computer science at Boston University.
Jonathan Cameron is an undergraduate student at Boston University, working as an intern with the Kernel Research group.
Emmanuel works at the Laboratory for Advanced Software Systems, where his current projects include NASA REALM, and CloudLab.
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 got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk
Gabrielle Change is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Oindrilla Chatterjee is a Data Scientist at Red Hat.
Karan Chauhan is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, he was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Tzu-Mainn Chen is Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Grace was a co-op student in the file systems and storage group at Red Hat in 2019.
Manyanda Chitimbo is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Sarah Coghlan is the University Program Manager for Red Hat Research.
Ayse Coskun is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
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.
Ashely Cui is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, she was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Fabrizio D’Angelo is a 2020 summer intern with an interest in cybersecurity and IoT devices.
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 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 is the Senior Program Manager for the Boston Academic Program at Red Hat.
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 is a Machine Learning Intern at Red Hat.
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 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 joined Red Hat as an intern in 2008 when he was finishing his Master's degree in Intelligent Systems at
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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
Craig Einstein is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Diane Feddema is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Tomas is a researcher of the VeriFIT group (BUT FIT). His main focus is on static and dynamic performance analysis.
Eddie Fisher is a recognized international project management subject matter expert who has been managing people as both line and project manager over the last 35 years. He is a subject matter expert on the people side of management (attitude, behaviour and competence) and strategic business management.
Peter Flockhart is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL).
Lance Galletti is a part-time Lecturer and BU alum who is passionate about AI safety, Privacy, and Typed ...
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.
Jan works as a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is part of desktop team, where he is responsible for all the
Daniel Gruss is an assistant professor in Information Security at the Graz University of Technology, Institute of ...
Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi is a Ph.D. candidate working under Prof. Desnoyers supervision at Secure Storage Lab, ...
Stefan Hajnoczi is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Jonathan Halliday is a Java middleware engineer at the Red Hat Newcastle office. Previously a postgraduate student ...
Martin Herbordt is Professor of ECE at BU where he directs the Computer Architecture and Automated Design Lab. He and his group have worked for many years in Computer Systems and especially computer architecture and High Performance Computing (HPC).
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.
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.
Matej Hrusovsky is a Project Manager at Red Hat.
Filip is an OpenStack Quality Engineer interested in real-world practical applications of cloud computing software,
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.
Andy Huynh is an IBM Fellow and a graduate student at Boston University who is also working with Red Hat. His Red Hat advisor is Josh Berkus. His research interest are in machine learning, data mining, and high performance computing
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 is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University and a Fellow at the Hariri Insitute for Computing.
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 is the CTO at Nth Party, a company that builds and deploys next-generation privacy-enhancing solutions. Prior to co-founding Nth Party, Frederick worked as Associate Director of Engineering and Interim Director of the Software and Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at Boston University.
Martin Janů is a student of Informatics at Masaryk University.
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 is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat who works mainly on virtualization, Fedora, and storage.
I am a student of Informatics at Masaryk University and I enjoy learning and creating while keeping it fun.
Emine Ugur Kaynar is a Phd student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
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.
Lars Kellog-Stedman is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Rashid Khan is the Director of Networking Platform at Red Hat.
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 is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
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.
Barak has been a computer hobbyist for the last 30 years and a professional for about 20 of them. During his ...
Ondřej is senior software engineer working for Red Hat in storage/LVM team and also RHEL cryptsetup maintainer.
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 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 is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
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 is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Shir Landau Feibish is a senior lecturer (assistant professor) at the Open University of Israel. Before joining the Open University she was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, where she was advised by Prof. Yehuda Afek and worked in collaboration with Prof. Anat Bremler-Barr.
Andrei Lapets is an Advisor and Consultant on Engineering, Research, and Operations at various early-stage technology companies.
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 is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern where she is head of the Reconfigurable and GPU Computing Laboratory.
Idan Levi is a Software Engineer Manager at Red Hat.
Yuval is a Principal Software Engineer.
Moritz Lipp is a University Assistant and PhD candidate at Graz University of Technology. His research focuses on microarchitectural attacks. He was involved in the discovery of many vulnerabilities including Meltdown, Spectre, ZombieLoad, LVI, Medusa, and Platypus
Mark Little is Vice President of Middleware Engineering at Red Hat and a visiting Professor at Newcastle ...
Renato Mancuso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Ali Maredia is a Software Engineer at Red Hat working on Ceph with a focus on object storage.
Jon Masters is a Computer Architect and Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat, where he leads efforts related to emerging computer architecture.
Nathnaiel McCallum is a Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Leo is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Peter is a PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data at Newcastle University.
Apoorve is interested in systems and networking. His current research focuses on improving bare-metal resource efficiency.
Nikolaos is a Software Engineer working on the Red Hat OpenShift team with a primary focus on the developer productivity test platform infrastructure.
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).
Robert Munafo is a third year PhD student in the CAAD Lab, with a focus on high-performance computing with reprogrammable hardware
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 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 manages the Ceph Engineering team within the Red Hat Storage group.
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 is a Data Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Christopher Odom is a 2020 summer intern with an interest in IoT devices and cybersecurity.
Senior Cloud Consultant at Red Hat
Daniel is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, working in the real-time team. He researches the run- time ...
Lucas Ou is a Boston University alumni with a major in Mathematics and in Computer Science.His research lies in the
Rushi Patel is a research assistant at Boston University.
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
Jyotsna Penumaka is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Bhautik Pipaliya's areas of interest are Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and Distributed Systems.
Kevin Postlethwait is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, Kevin was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Lucy Qin is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing.
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 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 is a PhD student at BU whose primary research interest is computer networks.
Jose Renau is a professor at the CSE department from the UC Santa Cruz. His area of research is computer ...
Jacopo Rota is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
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.
Josh is a Senior Principal Software Engineer.
Ahmed Sanaullah is a Senior Data Scientist at Red Hat, focusing on FPGAs.
Joel is a co-op student in the kernel engineering group at Red Hat.
Martin is a PhD student in the CoreSec group of Daniel Gruss at the IAIK at Graz University of Technology. His main research interest is system security in the field of microarchitectural security with a focus on remote attacks.
Douglas Shakshober is a Senior Manager and Senior Distiguished Engineer at Red Hat. He leads the Performance ...
Tushar Sharma is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Danni Shi is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Parul is a Software Engineer in the Office of the CTO at Red Hat.
Parul Sohal is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, working with Professor Orran Krieger and Professor Renato Mancuso.
Seun Woo Son is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Jennifer Stacy is the Associate Director for the Massachusetts Open Cloud, focusing on stakeholder engagement, communications, finance and administration.
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 is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. Prior to this, Andrew was a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Jan Strejček is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Lily Sturmann is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Zdenek is an IT Project Manager at Red Hat working on spearheading deployment of regional office infrastructure and
Petr is an Associate Professor at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He engages in the research on randomness ...
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 is a graduate student at Masaryk University in Brno studying the effects of rotation on measured properties of stars.
Vishal Thapar works as Principal Software Engineer with Red Hat. Vishal has over 17 years of experience in Networking.
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.
Mert Toslali is a computer engineering PhD student at Boston University, focusing on monitoring, performance ...
Rajat Tripathi is an AI Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Wojciech Trocki is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Cameron Trotter is a PhD student within the Cloud Computing for Big Data EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training scheme ...
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.
“I want to help developers create more usable security APIs to lower software exploitation.”
Tommy Unger is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
Jo Van Bulck is a PhD student at imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven (BE). His research explores security limitations along ...
Mayank Varia is a Research Scientist and Co-Director for the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS) at Boston University.
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 is a PhD graduate from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University, UK. During ...
Vice Dean for Science and Research, Brno University of Technology
Orit is a Senior Principal Software Engineer.
Richard West is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
Langdon White is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat.
Rebecca Whitworth is an associate manager at Red Hat and is part of the TrustyAI initiative. Here she is in charge ...
Pierre-François Wolfe is a visiting researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston ...
Larry Woodman is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat with over 36 years of operating system kernel development experience.
Nir manages the OpenShift multi-cluster networking team, primarily focused on Submariner project now shipped as ...
Daniel Zaťovič is a student of Informatics at Masaryk University.
Xiaojing Zhu is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at Boston University.
Mike is an Associate Professor and researcher at UMass Amherst, working in the areas of future multimedia systems, Internet architectures, and sensor networks.
Amir Zipory is a Business Development Manager for Red Hat in EMEA. Within his role, he works closely in driving ...
Ondřej Žižlavský is a Czech Expert specialized in management control and performance measurement systems with particular emphasis on the concept of innovation projects. He has conducted research projects in the Czech Republic supported by the Czech Science Foundation, Czech Technology Agency of the Czech Republic as well as many research short-term projects under the auspices of Brno University of Technology.
Gianluca Zuccarelli is a Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.