Results for: National Security

virginia tech students participate in simulated cyberattack exercise

June 08, 2018

Virginia State Budget Includes $25 million for Virginia Tech-led Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

The newly funded program will leverage Virginia Tech's Data Analytics Center and the Biocomplexity Institute to bring together computer scientists, engineers, and statisticians to meet the research and talent needs of a data-intensive world. As the lead organization of this initiative, Virginia Tech will issue a report to the General Assembly by December 1 to outline next steps for the program. 

April 19, 2018

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Automatically Alert Federal Agents to Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.

April 12, 2018

What if a Nuke Goes Off in Washington DC: Disaster Simulation Research Featured in Science Magazine

Simulations of artificial societies can help government planners be better prepared for their unthinkable, worst-case scenarios. The Biocomplexity Institute's latest advances in disaster simulation are being featured in Science Magazine.

October 26, 2017

Virginia Tech Scientists Share Research at Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Virginia Tech leaders, scientists, and engineers will gather Oct. 29-30 to focus on challenges in emerging infections and preparedness for the 2017 Summit of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM). 

February 28, 2017

Virginia Tech Leads DARPA Project to Develop Tools for Next Generation Social Science

Making social science experiments scalable to large populations is a major objective of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Next Generation Social Science program. To support this program, the agency has awarded Virginia Tech and four other university partners $3 million to conduct research that will streamline modeling processes, experimental design, and methodology in the social sciences.