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

One of  12 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

October 24, 2014
ALERT Phase 2 Year 1 Annual Report Available Online!

ALERT is proud to announce that the Phase 2 Year 1 Annual Report is now available for download online.

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September 17, 2014
Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May Visits ALERT

On Monday, September 15th at North­eastern University, Britain’s Home Sec­re­tary Theresa May toured ALERT’s Advanced Imaging Technology and Robust Systems Lab.

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September 16, 2014
ADSA11 Workshop

The Eleventh Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA11) Workshop will be held on November 4th and 5th at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, and will focus on, “Explosive Detection in Cargo for Aviation Security – Part II.”

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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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