News Article/Event Archives From January 2018

Student Spotlight: Muhammad Usman Ghani (Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University) January 29, 2018

Muhammad Usman Ghani, a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, is now in his second year working on ALERT research with Professor Clem Karl. His project, “Advanced Multispectral Computed Tomography (CT) Algorithms” (Project R4-C.1), involves developing learning based algorithms to improve the quality of imaging reconstructions for CT, and applies many areas of his interest including, machine learning, computer vision, and statistical signal processing.

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“ADSA in Three Words” (Video) January 29, 2018

At the last ADSA workshop (ADSA17 Workshop), ALERT asked several participants to sum up the biannual event in only three words. See what government, industry, and research participants had to say in “ADSA in Three Words.”

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Save the Date: Upcoming ALERT Spring Events! January 29, 2018

Throughout the year, ALERT offers events that provide great networking, training, and technology opportunities to you, our center stakeholders. We hope you put the following events on your spring calendar: ASPIRE 2018 (4/26/18, Northeastern University), Fundamentals of Explosives Course (5/1/18 – 5/3/18, University of Rhode Island), ADSA18 Workshop (5/15/18 – 5/16/18, Northeastern University), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit (5/30/18 – 5/31/18, George Mason University).

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ALERT Attends AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit January 29, 2018

ALERT representatives attended the 17th Annual Aviation Security Summit convened by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on December 5-6, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. The intention of the intensive day and a half conference was to bring together senior leadership from DHS and other components of the Homeland Security Enterprise, airport operators, and other key figures working in security policy and operations to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today and to look ahead to challenges on the horizon.

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Fundamentals of Explosives Course at University of Rhode Island – May 1-3, 2018 January 29, 2018

ALERT researcher, Dr. Jimmie Oxley of the University of Rhode Island, will be holding a “Fundamentals of Explosives” course for professionals working in the Homeland Security Enterprise from May 1-3, 2018, with the option of taking a “Laboratory Analysis and Safety” or “Field Instrumentation and Testing” course on May 4, 2018.

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Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2018 January 23, 2018

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The Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) will be held on Thursday, March 16, 217 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Northeastern University, Boston. The ASPIRE 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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