News Article/Event Archives From 2011

Center Researchers are Awarded Prestigious College Appointments December 9, 2011

Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been appointed as a George A. Snell Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University and Professor Carey Rappaport has been appointed as a College of Engineering Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University. Selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates, these appointments recognizes the scholarship, technical and professional leadership, university citizenship, positive example, […]

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RICC Presentations & Posters Now Available for Download December 9, 2011

Selected presentations and posters are now available for viewing on the RICC website.

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“Bomb Squad Plants” November 30, 2011

ALERT researcher Samuel Hernández-Rivera and team have their work investigating the ability of three Caribbean plants – Rubia tinctorum, Lippia dulcis and Spermacoce remota – to remove TNT featured in the November Issue of UK Royal Society of Chemistry’s “Chemistry World News”.

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Northeastern President meets with Homeland Security Secretary September 29, 2011

One week after opening the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern President Joseph Aoun traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.  Please visit the Northeastern news website to learn more.

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Michael Silevitch quoted in FoxNews article, Northeastern News September 8, 2011

ALERT co-director Michael Silevitch was quoted in a September 8th Fox News article “After 9/11: Ten Years of Tech Made Airports Safer, Experts Say”.  In the article, Prof. Silevitch discusses some of the recent ALERT work in crowd behavior and novel sensors – read more here. This coverage dovetails with his recent Q&A with Northeastern […]

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See video of ALERT Researcher Carey Rappaport discussing his suicide bomber detection technique July 11, 2011

Carey Rappaport is researching the next wave of technologies that can detect explosives being concealed on a person’s body. Go to Northeastern’s Youtube Channel to see the video.

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Xi-Cheng Zhang wins IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award July 9, 2011

Congratulations to ALERT researcher, Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang, as the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given to recognize an exceptional single scientific contribution which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past 10 years. Dr. Zang’s award will […]

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3Qs: Train safety on track, but at what cost? May 9, 2011

news@Northeastern interviews Prof. Carey Rappaport on the fea­si­bility and effec­tive­ness of a nation­wide rail secu­rity system and dis­cusses poten­tial public reaction.

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ADSA05 – May 3 & 4th, 2011 May 3, 2011

The fifth workshop in the Algorithm Development for Security Applications (ADSA) series, this workshop will focus on fusing orthogonal technologies for detecting explosives for aviation applications.This event is by invitation only. For details about this event: ALERT Offices, alert-info@coe.neu.edu This focus was chosen for the following reasons, which were articulated by the participants at the […]

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Research heads meet in D.C. with homeland security cabinet secretary April 1, 2011

news@Northeastern features ALERT co-Director’s visit to Washington D.C. for the Department of Homeland Security’s University Network Summit.

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