William "Chris" Headley, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Electronic Systems Lab
Ted & Karyn Hume Center for National Security & Technology


Dr. William "Chris" Headley is the Associate Director for the Electronic Systems Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Hume Center for National Security and Technology. With the Hume Center, he has served as a principle or co-principal investigator on a multitude of government and commercial projects totaling over $8M. He is currently the primary principal investigator for the Radio Frequency Machine Learning portfolio within the Hume Center. Outside of his Hume Center roles, he is a Research Assistant Professor, by courtesy, within Virginia Tech's Electrical and Computer Engineering department through which he advises Master's students and serves on both Master's and Ph.D. committees. His academic interests are currently in the intersections of wireless communications, machine learning, and outreach and education opportunities.


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