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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.
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.
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.
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.
Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini is a Distinguished 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.
Milan Brož

Milan Brož

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

Emmanuel Cecchet

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

Marek Chalupa

Marek Chalupa got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Martin Herbordt

Martin Herbordt

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

Filip Hubík

Filip is an OpenStack Quality Engineer interested in real-world practical applications of cloud computing software,
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.
Frederick Jansen

Frederick Jansen

Frederick Jansen is the Associate Director of Engineering and Interim Director of SAIL at Boston University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucy Qin

Lucy Qin

Lucy Qin is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 is a PhD student interested in cloud scale systems design with particular interest in bare-metal infrastructure.
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.
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.
Larry Woodman

Larry Woodman

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