News & Events
Nextgov.com spotlights ALERT partnership with L3 October 3, 2012
The Homeland Security Department has funded a $1.1 million project at Northeastern University to advance the technique of using medical CT scans for bomb detection.
The research will be aimed at modifying computer tomography systems to automatically recognize explosives and items that can be used for detonation, according to federal business databases.Read More
Undergraduates Present Summer Discoveries August 16, 2012
Twenty-One undergraduate students from eight colleges and universities throughout the country presented a host of innovative research projects over the course of a week at various locations including Northeastern University. The student presentations were the culmination of the work they performed through participation in the 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
The REU program, supported by both ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS, places undergraduate students in research labs for the summer semester to work on center related research in a testbed environment.
View News@Northeastern’ s article on the REU Program and event:Read More
ALERT’s Standoff Detection System highlighted in Northeastern iNSolution March 16, 2012
iNSolution, Northeastern University’s Research Blog discusses ALERT’s Standoff Detection System with Profs. Carey Rappaport and Jose Martinez.
“The death toll in Jos, Nigeria after the most recent suicide bomb has climbed to 19. In our jaded world, that doesn’t seem so high. But nearly 13,000 individuals died from suicide attacks between 2003 and 2010, and clearly that number continues to rise.
Professors Carey Rappaport and Jose Martinez are using their skills in electromagnetic radiation to put an end to that…”Read More