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

March 24, 2017
Prof. Rappaport and Prof. Martinez-Lorenzo Present ALERT Research at EuCAP 2017

Dr. Carey Rappaport and Dr. Jose Martinez-Lorenzo of Northeastern University presented ALERT-related research at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017) in Paris, France (March, 19-24, 2017).

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March 6, 2017
Professor Steve Beaudoin Awarded “Best Presentation” for ALERT Research at Annual AIChe Meeting

Professor Steve Beaudoin of ALERT and Purdue University was awarded “Best Presentation” for a paper he presented on at the Annual AlChE Meeting in November 2016. The paper was based on his research, which was recently selected as a new ALERT project titled, “A Novel Method for Evaluating the Adhesion of Explosives Residue.”

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March 6, 2017
Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo Awarded $500K NSF CAREER Award

ALERT Thrust R3 Project Investigator, Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo of Northeastern University was recently awarded a $500K National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work on developing a method for “4D mm-Wave Compressive Sensing and Imaging at One Thousand Volumetric Frames per Second.”

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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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