Charles Clancy

Charles Clancy

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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