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, Department of Homeland Security, and 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