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The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research, education, and outreach programs focused on the communication and computation challenges of the national security community. Education programs provide mentorship, internships, scholarships, and seek to address key challenges in qualified US citizens entering federal service. Advanced research programs focus on signals intelligence, electronic warfare, cybersecurity and analytics, and aerospace systems.


Latest Center News

Hume Center welcomes three new Research Faculty

Jan 29, 2015

The Hume Center is pleased to welcome three new members of our research staff: Matt Vondal, Jon Sprick, and Dan DePoy. 

Clancy joins editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networks

Jan 27, 2015

Recognizing the increasing role of intelligence and autonomy in communications systems, the IEEE Communications Society has established a new journal entitled IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networks.  Charles Clancy has been named to the editorial board for this new journal for the term of three years.

Hume Center awards first Ph.D.

Jan 05, 2015

The Hume Center is proud to confer it's first doctoral degree to Matthew La Pan. Matt is a Ph.D candidate in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his research at the Hume Center focused on electronic warfare and wireless security for modern systems.  His dissertation is titled:  "Security Issues for Modern Communications Systems: Fundamental Electronic Warfare Tactics for 4G Systems and Beyond.”

Hume Center Graduate Student Receives Scholarship from AOC Capitol Club

Dec 19, 2014

Marc Lichtman, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, was presented a scholarship from the Association of Old Crows Capitol Club at their annual holiday party. Marc has been performing research in the field of communications and electronic warfare, and his dissertation topic is "Robust Satellite Communications under Hostile Interference."   

SAIC Donates $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology

Nov 04, 2014

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced that it will donate $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology over the next five years. SAIC’s donation will specifically support the Hume Center’s Education Program and Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

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