News Article/Event Archives From 2020

Matteo Rinaldi and Zhenyun Qian awarded patent May 14, 2020

Northeastern University’s Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and principal investigator for Project R2-B.3, Matteo Rinaldi, and Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian were awarded a patent for “Zero power plasmonic microelectromechanical device”

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Staff Spotlight: Deanna Beirne April 30, 2020

At ALERT, the work of our faculty, staff, and students is the epicenter of the continuous development of the characterization, detection, mitigation, and response to explosive related threats around the world. In this month’s newsletter, we interviewed ALERT staff member Deanna Beirne, our Senior Director of Research Computing and Technical Program Development to learn more about her work with ALERT.

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Meet the ALERT Students April 30, 2020

Watch our latest video, Meet the ALERT Students! Hear from Annette Colón Mercado (Project R3-C), Muhammad Usman Ghani (Project R3-C1), and Meng Zheng (Project R3-A3) as they discuss their projects and the importance of ALERT research while participating in the ALERT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting last fall.

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ALERT Event Updates Due to COVID-19 April 30, 2020

In accordance with social distancing guidelines and stay at home guidelines from the City of Boston, we decided to postpone our ALERT events originally scheduled for this May and July. n addition, our Customs and Border Protection Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies workshop (CBP-ADEPT-03), originally scheduled to be held on July 8-9 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, has now been postponed until Fall 2020.

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ALERT Industry Partners Respond to COVID-19 Supply Needs April 30, 2020

As everyone is aware, the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic have stressed the nation like never before. Each day we hear of the many manufacturing companies who are stepping up in support of the fight against COVID-19. With this in mind, ALERT wanted to highlight a few of our industrial members addressing the critical supply needs of frontline workers and hospital systems throughout the nation and beyond.

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ALERT Students Present Research during Virtual RISE: 2020 April 30, 2020

On April 9th, Northeastern University held the 10th annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) 2020 via virtual conference. This year, three ALERT students, presented projects to RISE judges and the general public.

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Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence Summit 2019 video now available! March 26, 2020

The Centers of Excellence Summit 2019 was held July 31st – August 1st at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit recap video is now available online!

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The Virtual Hackathon to Combat Human Trafficking will take place March 28th and 29th! March 23, 2020

Our fellow Center of Excellence, the Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) Center, Blue Compass, and the TraCCC Center at George Mason University are hosting a virtual hackathon to combat child sexual exploitation and labor trafficking.

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ALERT Technology Showcase 2020 February 18, 2020

3-4 May 2012

ALERT is hosting a Technology Showcase on November 17, 2020 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This event will feature presentations, posters, and technology demonstrations of ALERT research and tools.

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Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2020 – Cancelled January 6, 2020

3-4 May 2012

ASPIRE has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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