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CESCA Seminar: “Targeting Innovation for Defense Agencies through Sponsor Awareness”

12:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013
Location: Lavery Hall 350

by Michael Fowler, Department of ECE, Virginia Tech

As universities gain more funding from agencies within the Department of Defense (DoD) like Virginia Tech, who just recently passed the milestone of having more than half of it's research funding come from the DoD, faculty and staff need to become more familiar with the operational requirements and needs of this user group that are different and sometimes opposed to those in the commercial industry. Mr. Fowler will present current fundamental research being performed at the Hume Center by providing insight in how it has been tailored to address the needs of the defense community, and hopefully provide insight to future researchers submitting proposals by providing a more directed and relevant explanation of how their research benefits this community.

Short Bio:
Michael Fowler is senior research faculty for the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech responsible for driving the center's wireless security capabilities. He has accumulated over 10 years of experience managing and performing research in the wireless and cyber security industry at Harris Corporation working on projects for the Department of Defense and Public Safety entities before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech. He received an Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He has also obtained professional certifications in project management (PMP) and cyber security (CISSP) during his long professional career.

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