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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.
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.
Emre Ates

Emre Ates

Emre Ates received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Boston 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.
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.
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.
Alexander Bulekov

Alexander Bulekov

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

Ayse Coskun

Ayse Coskun is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University.
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.
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.
Peter Flockhart

Peter Flockhart

Peter Flockhart is a Software Engineer at the Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL).
Lance Galletti

Lance Galletti

Lance Galletti is a part-time Lecturer and BU alum who is passionate about AI safety, Privacy, and Typed ...
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.
Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi

Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi

Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi is a Ph.D. candidate working under Prof. Desnoyers supervision at Secure Storage Lab, ...
Stefan Hajnoczi

Stefan Hajnoczi

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

Martin Herbordt

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).
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.
Andy Huynh

Andy Huynh

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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Gagan Kumar

Gagan Kumar

Gagan Kumar is a Software Engineer at Red Hat.
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.
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.
Apoorve Mohan

Apoorve Mohan

Apoorve is interested in systems and networking. His current research focuses on improving bare-metal resource efficiency.
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).
Robert Munafo

Robert Munafo

Robert Munafo is a third year PhD student in the CAAD Lab, with a focus on high-performance computing with reprogrammable hardware
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.
Christopher Odom

Christopher Odom

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

Lucas Ou

Lucas Ou is a Boston University alumni with a major in Mathematics and in Computer Science.His research lies in the
Rushi Patel

Rushi Patel

Rushi Patel is a research assistant at Boston University.
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.
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 ...
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.
Danni Shi

Danni Shi

Danni Shi is a Software Engineer 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.
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.
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.
Mert Toslali

Mert Toslali

Mert Toslali is a computer engineering PhD student at Boston University, focusing on monitoring, performance ...
Rajat Tripathi

Rajat Tripathi

Rajat Tripathi is an AI Software Engineering Intern at Red Hat.
Tommy Unger

Tommy Unger

Tommy Unger is a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Boston University.
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.
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.
Pierre-François Wolfe

Pierre-François Wolfe

Pierre-François Wolfe is a visiting researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston ...
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.