Personnel Detail

Charles Clancy
  • Member, Advisory Board
  • Executive Director Emeritus, Hume Center
  • Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Senior Fellow, Hume Center



wireless security, 5G and IoT, machine learning, cognitive communications


Dr. Charles Clancy is the Vice President for Intelligence Programs at The MITRE Corporation. There he leads the organization's technical strategy and delivery on research and engineering to the intelligence community. He is an internationally-recognized expert at the intersection of wireless, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has over 250 peer-reviewed technical publications and patents, is co-author to six books, and co-founder to four venture-backed startup companies.

Prior to joining MITRE in 2019, Clancy spent nine years at Virginia Tech as a professor and executive director of the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. There he led the university's experiential learning and advanced research programs in defense, intelligence, and cyber. Earlier, he led wireless research programs at the National Security Agency. Clancy received his BS in Computer Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.