ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE).

One of 8 Centers of Excellence across the country, ALERT is a multi-university, multi-institution, partnership that conducts transformational research, technology and educational development for effective response to explosives-related threats.

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News & Events

December 17, 2018
Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2019

ASPIRE will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9:30am – 4:00pm at Northeastern University, Boston. The event is hosted by the ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) & Gordon-CenSSIS (The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems). ASPIRE provides an optimum setting for dialogue among members of the academic, […]

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November 29, 2018
ALERT Awarded Two New Task Orders

ALERT received two new task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to mature and operationalize algorithms being developed to improve the checkpoint. Find out more about the work ALERT is doing on the “Maturation and Validation of Dielectric Characterization Algorithms” and “Correlation of Luggage and Specific Passengers Algorithm Maturation and Deployment” task orders.

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November 29, 2018
Spring 2019: Upcoming ALERT Events

Throughout the year, ALERT offers events that provide great networking, training, and technology opportunities to you, our center stakeholders. Check out the events ALERT is hosting in Spring 2019 at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) with the intention of engaging students, faculty, industry, and government on issues relevant to the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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Innovation Fast Track

EXCLUSIVE TO CENTER MEMBERS: Log in to explore your Innovation Fast Track, an online portal that gives you one-stop access to center researchers, funding opportunities, exclusive events and more.

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Student Central

Students, get connected with Industry Partners, find out about research and volunteer opportunities within ALERT, or get advice on how to best showcase your work at Student Central.

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The Partnership

ALERT is led by Northeastern University (NEU) and includes three key academic strategic partners: Boston University, Purdue University, and University of Rhode Island (URI).

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