2016 Virginia Tech NSEP/IC CAE Colloquium

The annual National Security Education Program Colloquium is the highlight of our educational programs. It allows students from across the university to interact with leaders from the intelligence and national security community, beginning with a student research poster session and keynote, and continuing on the second day with speakers, networking sessions, and career panel.

NSEP/IC-CAE Colloquium

The 2016 NSEP/IC-CAE Colloquium is April 18-19, in Blacksburg VA. The event is hosted at the Inn at Virginia Tech.


April 18, 2016
4:00-5:15 p.m.
Opening Reception and Poster Session (see topics below)

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Keynote – Richard Clarke “National Security and the Intelligence Community- Training the Next Generation”

April 19, 2016
7:45-8:15 a.m.
Meet and Greet Breakfast

8:15-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:10 a.m.
Sponsor Presentation – Ms. Caroline Frampton (SAIC)

9:10-9:50 a.m.
Presentation – Ms. Laura Nelson (NSA)

9:50-10:30 a.m.
Student-IC Networking

10:30-11:10 a.m.
Careers in the IC: The Role of STEM

11:10-11:25 a.m.
Student Presentation: South China Sea Dispute

11:25-12:45 p.m.
Panel on Current Events: South China Sea Dispute

12:45-1:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.
AAP Annual Meeting and Curriculum Conversation

Poster Session Topics:

  • Anthrax Attack 2001: the Heightened U.S. Biosecurity Policies
  • The Different Levels of Security and How They Determine if a Nation is Actually Secure
  • HPA Predistortion Techniques for Digital Chaotic Spread Spectrum Waveforms
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Encryption to Improve Vehicular Security
  • Interactive Visualization of Big Data Intelligence Analysis
  • Peace, Prosperity, and Proliferation: The Implications of President Obama's Foreign Policies
  • Clustering Non-Linear Transfer Layers for Deep Learning Augmentation
  • Object Based Production (OBP) as a Means of Open Source Intelligence Analysis
  • GPU Accelerated Digital Signal Processing using Persistent CUDA Kernels
  • Comparing traditional and advanced security measures
  • International Spacecraft Rendezvous & Proximity Operations: a Threat to U.S. Space-Based Assets
  • Drones: the National Security Implications
  • Performance Analysis of Implementations of Arbitrary Resamples
  • China’s Military: the South China Sea Dispute
  • Three Dimensional Scattered Array for Satellite Communication
  • Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations
  • Air Launch Space Launch Vehicles (SLV)
  • Fundamental Manual Cryptanalysis Techniques
  • A Reconfigurable Liquid-Metal Antenna with Tunable Frequency

Archived Colloquia

Spring 2015
Spring 2014