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10th Annual Hume Center & IC CAE Colloquium

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 9:00am-6:30pm

Location: Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom. 

290 College Avenue 

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Open to students, faculty, and alumni from Virginia Tech and all other IC CAE institutions and CCI affiliations.

About the 10th Annual Hume Center & IC CAE Colloquium

The 10th annual Hume Center colloquium, sponsored through our Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) grant, will be full of exciting student and faculty presentations related to ongoing research and experiential learning programs from across multiple departments and colleges at Virginia Tech.

The theme of this year's colloquium will be "Critical and Emerging Technologies", and will showcase our students' continued endeavors to become the next generation of national security leaders.

The morning sessions will begin with presentations from our Workforce Development student teams working with CACI, MITRE, and Raytheon which will focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and software defined radio communications.

After a panel discussion with partners from industry, government, and academia, the student presentations will continue. The Hume Center IC CAE Research Fellowship Team Presentations will feature students working with our industry partners Leidos, BAE Systems, ManTech as well as VT faculty in Geography and Political Science.

After lunch, we will focus on Hume Center Student Experiential Learning Teams. Presentations will highlight exciting research happening within the Virginia Tech National Security Institute, including programs such as MEEP: Materials & Advanced Manufacturing in Applied Electromagnetics, OSINT Framework Development for Countering Disinformation, Automated Cyber-Attack Detection and Mitigation under Non-Stationarity using Operating Envelopes, and Development of an EMCCD space camera for a 6U CubeSat spacecraft.

In the late afternoon we will begin the research poster reception where even more of our students will be on hand to showcase their hard work and research exploration.

We are honored to host Dr. Stacy Dixon, as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Dixon is the current Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

As the Hume Center continues to foster the cutting edge education and research for the leaders of tomorrow, we look forward to you joining us for this exciting event.

Please join us for a day of invigorating presentations, panel discussions, and speakers on April 12, 2023. For additional information, please contact the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sarah Downer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.