News Article/Event Archives From 2018

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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ALERT Launches New Workshop Series July 31, 2018

The first Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection (ADSA-CBP-01) Workshop occurred on June 20-21, 2018 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This workshop, an offshoot of the original ALERT ADSA Workshop series, brought together 120 attendees from government, industry, and academia to discuss key problem areas in port security, as well as current technology and potential improvements; brainstorm the future state of cargo security; and identify future technology concepts.

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Presentations from Spring/Summer Workshops and Program Reviews Available Online July 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the presentations from the Eighteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications Workshop (ADSA18) held on May 15-16, 2018 and the First Advanced Development for Security Applications for Customs and Border Protection (ADSA-CBP-01) Workshop held on June 20-21, 2018 are now available online, as well as the presentations from the recent CLASP & AATR Program Reviews (May 17, 2018). Check them out here!

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ALERT Research Highlight: The Largest and Most Systematic Re-id Benchmark to Date May 30, 2018

ALERT researchers Professor Octavia Camps (Northeastern University) and Professor Rich Radke (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and their students, Srikrishna Karanam, Mengran Gou, Ziyan Wu, and Angels Rates-Borras, were recently published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) monthly journal, Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (download here). The paper, “A Systematic Evaluation and Benchmark for Person Re-Identification: Features, Metrics, and Datasets,” provides an extensive review and performance evaluation of existing person re-identification algorithms. The research team evaluated 276 algorithm combinations on 10 single-shot re-id datasets and 646 algorithm combinations on 7 multi-shot re-id datasets, making the proposed study the largest and most systematic re-id benchmark to date.

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ASPIRE 2018: Bringing Students, Industry, and Government Together May 30, 2018

The Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) was held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Each year, ASPIRE, hosted by ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) and Gordon-CenSSIS (The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems), brings together members of the academic, industrial, and government communities to engage in dialogue, and provides networking opportunities for ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS students looking for internships, co-op opportunities, and employment.

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