August 10, 2011 — Charles Clancy, director of Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, has joined the ECE faculty as an associate professor. His current research focuses on radio frequency spectrum security.
Clancy came to Virginia Tech in July 2010 as a research fellow for the National Capital Region. He was appointed associate director of the Hume Center in October 2010 and director in April 2011. He is also the co-founder of Stochastic Research, a telecommunications consulting firm, and an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Prior to joining Tech, Clancy was a telecommunications advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He advised the U.S. military in their effort to reconstruct Iraqi telecommunications and led the effort to establish commercial fiber-optic internet connectivity in Baghdad.
Earlier, he served as a senior scientist with the Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences at the University of Maryland, where he led the program in RF and signal processing research.
Clancy earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, nine Internet standards, and holds one patent. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Clancy is based at Virginia Tech's new research center in Arlington, Va.