The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research and experiential learning programs in national security, with a focus on cybersecurity, autonomy, and resilience. 

It holds Center of Academic Excellence designations from the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the intelligence community.

Focus Areas

  • Translational and restricted research supporting national security missions

  • Cybersecurity for critical systems

  • Machine learning for national security applications

  • Resilient and autonomous platforms, including UAVs and small satellites

  • Adaptable communications, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare systems

  • Student experiential learning programs in national security
 Charles Clancy

Eric Paterson
Interim Director