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Alumnus Charles Clancy Named First Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech

June 7, 2013

Computer engineering alumnus Charles Clancy has been named the first L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. This position was created in 2011 by L-3 Communications, National Security Solutions, to provide faculty support for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

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  Charles Clancy

Clancy, a 2001 Rose-Hulman graduate, 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.

As the director of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Clancy leads the university's educational and research programs in national security, and also has taken a leading role in its growth within cyber security.

Clancy 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 Virginia Tech faculty in 2011 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 for $12.2 million in sponsored research and $3.1 million in gifts.