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.
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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.
Jonathan Appavoo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University.
Sanjay Arora is a Data Scientist at Red Hat.
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.
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.
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 is a Distinguished Engineer 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.
Milan Brož is a Program Manager for the Red Hat Research in Europe, developer, and maintainer of Linux disk ...
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.
Marek Chalupa got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk
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.
Sarah Coghlan is the University Program Manager for Red Hat Research.
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.
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
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 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.
Tomas is a researcher of the VeriFIT group (BUT FIT). His main focus is on static and dynamic performance analysis.
Peter Flockhart is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL).
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 is an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology. He finished his PhD with distinction in ...
Stefan Hajnoczi is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
Martin Herbordt is an Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
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,
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.
Frederick Jansen is the Associate Director of Engineering and Interim Director of SAIL at Boston University.
Richard Jones is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat who works mainly on virtualization, Fedora, and storage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Odom is a 2020 summer intern with an interest in IoT devices and cybersecurity.
Daniel is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, working in the real-time team. He researches the run- time ...
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's areas of interest are Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and Distributed Systems.
Lucy Qin is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing.
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 ...
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.
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.
Jan Strejček is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University.
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 ...
Gabriel is a graduate student at Masaryk University in Brno studying the effects of rotation on measured properties of stars.
Sahil is a PhD student interested in cloud scale systems design with particular interest in bare-metal infrastructure.
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.
Vice Dean for Science and Research, Brno University of Technology
Richard West is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
Langdon White is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat.
Larry Woodman is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat with over 36 years of operating system kernel development experience.
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.