Virginia Tech's Clancy Named First L-3 Communications' Cyber Faculty Fellow

Charles Clancy Directs the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 6, 2013 – Charles Clancy, director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was recently named the first L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The L-3 Faculty Fellowship in Cyber Security was created in 2011 by L-3 Communications, National Security Solutions, to provide faculty support for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

Clancy conducts research in secure communication across inherently insecure media, such as wireless networks and the Internet, as well as secure computation in inherently insecure environments, such as virtualization and cloud computing; and detection, attribution, and mitigation of cyber threats.

He has broad experience working with digital communications in the academic, business, and federal government settings. He has developed and managed major federal research projects, launched startup companies, led protocol standardization efforts, and been involved in telecommunications policy and engineering in the developing world.

He joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011 as a tenure-track associate professor after working for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2004 to 2010. He was a research fellow in Virginia Tech’s Office of the Vice President for the National Capital Region from 2010 to 2011.

Clancy has written 19 peer-reviewed journal publications, 52 peer reviewed conference and workshop publications, and seven invited conference publications. He currently has 14 papers under submission. He is either a principal investigator or co-principal investigator $12.2 million in sponsored research and $3.1 million in gifts.

Based in the National Capital Region and administered jointly by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the College of Engineering, the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security heads the university's educational and research programs in national security and also has taken a leading role in its growth within cyber security.

Clancy received his bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Press release courtesy of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia