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The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research, education, and outreach programs focused on challenges of cybersecurity, autonomy, and resilience for the national security community. Educational programs provide mentorship, internship, scholarship, and seek to address key challenges in qualified US citizens entering federal and industry service. Current research initiatives include machine learning and artificial intelligence, assured and secure communications, space and undersea missions, and 5G security.
General ItemAerospace and Ocean Systems Lab
National security applications of smallsats, missionoriented satellite constellation design, airborne autonomous vehicles.
General ItemElectronic Systems Lab
Spectrum Dominance, RF Machine Learning, Embedded Security, and Quantum Information.
General ItemIntelligent Systems Lab
Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and complex systems engineering.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Besides conducting research in our labs, the Hume Center has programs that prepare students to be professionals in the federal and industry service.
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General ItemNational Security Education Program
The Hume Center has a commitment to educating future leaders of the national security community. Get access to guest speakers, workshops, events, resume reviews, and other activities open to undergraduate and graduate students to become well-equipped with tools needed to succeed in national security and technology.
Discover scholarships and scholarship programs the Hume Center supports that support your future in national security and technology.
General ItemWorkforce Development Programs
The Hume Center works with several companies to cultivate a pipeline of future national security and cybersecurity professionals. Students receive mentorship though lectures and projects to prepare them for possible internships and employment with companies like Raytheon, CACI, and MITRE.