About the Lab

A partnership between Red Hat and Boston University, the Red Hat Collaboratory connects BU faculty and students with industry practitioners working in open-source software communities.


The Collaboratory aims to advance research focused on emerging technologies in a number of areas including operating systems, cloud computing services, machine learning and automation, and big data platforms. It does this through:

  • Sponsorship of research projects led by collaborative teams from BU and Red Hat
  • Support of fellowship and internship programs for students
  • Organization of joint colloquia, seminar series, and roundtables
  • Engagement with other BU programs and offices


A fundamental goal of the collaboration is to develop techniques and best practices to integrate the rigor of academic research with the power of open-source innovation.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us via our contact page.