News Article/Event Archives From 2018

CBP-ADEPT-02 October 30, 2018

3-4 May 2012

The second workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) will be held March 27-28, 2019, at Northeastern University in Boston.

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ALERT Researchers Awarded Best Paper at 2018 ICDSC Conference September 27, 2018

Dr. Octavia Camps (Project R4-A.1; Northeastern University), Dr. Richard Radke (Project R4-A.3; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and their research team received the Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC) in Eindhoven, Netherlands on September 3-4, 2018. The paper, titled “Correlating Belongings with Passengers in a Simulated Airport Security Checkpoint,” is co-authored by Ashraful Islam, Yuexi Zhang, Dong Yin, Octavia Camps and Richard Radke. The research for this paper was done using data collected for CLASP (Correlating Luggage and Specific Passengers) project at ALERT’s Video Analytics Lab located at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University.

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ALERT REUs Deliver Final Presentations September 27, 2018

Summer is a time for soaking up the sun, but for seven ambitious undergraduate students who participated in ALERT’s 10-week long Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, this summer was dedicated to ALERT research! Find out more about the ALERT REU Final Presentations that took place at Northeastern University on August 9th.

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ALERT Leads Trace Detection Seminar for Industrial Partner September 27, 2018

ALERT Thrust R2 Lead, Dr. Steve Beaudoin (Purdue University) led a seminar on Trace Detection at Rapiscan Systems in Andover, Massachusetts on August 17, 2018. Rapiscan Systems, an ALERT Industrial Partner, specializes in providing state-of-the-art products, solutions, and services to meet the threat detection needs at airports, border crossings, railway stations, government and military installations, and high-risk facilities around the world.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 5 Annual Report Available Online! September 27, 2018

ALERT is proud to announce that the Phase 2 Year 5 Annual Report is now available online! Learn more about the most recent ALERT research and accomplishments!

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Opportunities at Smiths Detection September 27, 2018

ALERT Industrial Partner, Smiths Detection has full-time positions available in both their Edgewood, Maryland (North of Baltimore) and Newark, California (San Francisco Bay Area) facilities and is searching for qualified candidates to fill them!

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Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 2018 September 11, 2018

3-4 May 2012

The ALERT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held on Monday, October 15th from 12:00 – 6:30pm at the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, MA. The IAB Meeting 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).

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Watch the Newest ALERT Video: “ADSA: Providing Insight and Opportunities to Industry” July 31, 2018

The ADSA workshops have always been a place for industry members to meet, collaborate, and realize future goals. In ALERT’s newedt video, “ADSA: Providing Insight and Opportunities to Industry,” we ask ADSA Industrial attendees about what impact the ADSA workshops have had in fostering the development of new technology and partnerships.

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Summer 2018 REU Program July 31, 2018

This summer, ALERT is hosting 7 undergraduate students for a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Northeastern University, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, and Duke University. The ALERT REU Program at Northeastern University partners with other REU programs in the College of Engineering to build a cohort of students who engage in professional development meetings and program activities. Each REU student creates a research poster and presents a final presentation to address their research project’s overall mission and endeavors, their specific contributions to the research, and the knowledge and skills gained from the experience.

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2018 DHS COE Summit Facilitates Collaboration and Advances DHS Mission July 31, 2018

ALERT, along with other current and emeritus DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs), hosted the 2018 Centers of Excellence Summit in Arlington, Virginia on May 30-31, 2018. The event focused on the topic of “University Research and Development to Protect the Homeland.” The summit provided an all-hands-on-deck approach to addressing homeland security challenges by bringing together some of the nation’s best academic, public, and private sector leaders to discuss strategies for advancing the mission of the Department of Homeland Security.

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