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.
- 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
- May 14 Eric Paterson, Jeffrey Reed to fill leadership roles in strategic university initiatives Paterson has been named interim executive director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology. Reed will step in to serve as interim executive director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative.
- Feb 01 Charles Clancy named Bradley Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity Clancy has built a distinguished career through his pioneering research in the fields of communications security, cognitive radio, and cryptographic authentication, and broader impact to the university’s growth of programs in cybersecurity.
- Dec 16 Plan for Commonwealth Cyber Initiative approved, moving forward The Virginia Research Investment Committee recently accepted the blueprint for the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, a network of cyber research, innovation, and learning created by connecting Virginia’s public universities, community colleges, and businesses.