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

December 4, 2014
Prof. Octavia Camps and Prof. Richard Radke, Presented at the Eighth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras

Prof. Camps gave a keynote address, titled, “Structured Robust PCA and Dynamics-Based Invariants for Multi-Camera Video Understanding,” and Prof. Radke presented his talk, titled, “Real-World Re-Identification in an Airport Camera Network.”

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November 10, 2014
ALERT Hosted the Eleventh Workshop on Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA11)

This workshop, titled, “Explosives Detection in Air Cargo – Part II,” was a continuation of the previous ADSA10 workshop focus, and was attended by over 150 representatives from government, academia, and industry.

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October 26, 2014
New England Cable News (NECN) Interviews ALERT Researcher, Prof. Carey Rappaport, on Breast Imaging Research

Prof. Carey Rappaport was recently interviewed by the New England Cable News about his team’s microwave breast imaging research for safer breast cancer screenings.

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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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