David Levy has been named the first associate director of research in cybersecurity at the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology.

Levy will oversee the center’s growing portfolio of research in cybersecurity and analytics and will be located at the Virginia Tech Research Center -- Arlington.

He will actively pursue research, development, and outreach activities with national security agencies and the companies that support them.

“To keep pace with the rapid growth of the Hume Center, we identified a need for senior leadership in the cybersecurity field,” said center director Charles Clancy. “We welcome Dr. Levy to the team, and eagerly anticipate his contributions in continuing our mission of educating the next generation of leaders in national security technologies through curricular, extracurricular, and innovative research.”

In addition to relationships with the intelligence and defense communities, Levy will provide leadership for the center’s industry partnerships in cybersecurity, including its flagship partnership with L-3 Communications and its industry consortium, the Security and Software Engineering Research Center.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Levy has held several technology and leadership positions, most recently as the director of technology and chief engineer with the Cyber Systems Division within General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems, where he managed research in high performance computing, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and communications.  

Prior to his work at General Dynamics, Levy was technical manager and researcher in the Optical Networking Group at Lucent Technologies. 

Levy received his Ph.D.in applied physics from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has numerous patents and publications.

Organized under the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology leads Virginia Tech's research, education, and outreach programs focused on the communication and computation challenges of the national security community. Advanced research programs focus on signals intelligence, electronic warfare, resilient systems and communications, and data-to-decision.

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 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 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.

Written by Christine Callsen.

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