News & Events

ALERT Technology Showcase and Research Review February 7, 2019

14 May 2019

Technology Showcase and Research Review Information ALERT will be hosting a Technology Showcase and Research Review that will take place on May 14th, 2019 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This event will feature presentations and demonstrations of ALERT research results and tools from select ALERT projects. Attendees will also be able to interact with individual […]

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Infographic: ALERT’s Year 5 (2017-2018) Accomplishments January 29, 2019

As we begin the New Year, we are also looking back on the previous year! Check out our newest infographic on ALERT’s Year 5 (2017-2018) Accomplishments.

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ALERT Researchers Selected as IEEE Fellows January 29, 2019

Please join us in congratulating the newly elevated IEEE Fellows for the Class of 2019! We are especially proud of ALERT researchers Mario Sznaier of Northeastern University, and David Castañón and Venkatesh Saligrama of Boston University for this significant achievement. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

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Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE) 2019 December 17, 2018

26 Mar 2019

ASPIRE will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9:30am – 4:00pm at Northeastern University, Boston. The event 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). ASPIRE provides an optimum setting for dialogue among members of the academic, […]

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ALERT Awarded Two New Task Orders November 29, 2018

ALERT received two new task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to mature and operationalize algorithms being developed to improve the checkpoint. Find out more about the work ALERT is doing on the “Maturation and Validation of Dielectric Characterization Algorithms” and “Correlation of Luggage and Specific Passengers Algorithm Maturation and Deployment” task orders.

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Spring 2019: Upcoming ALERT Events November 29, 2018

Throughout the year, ALERT offers events that provide great networking, training, and technology opportunities to you, our center stakeholders. Check out the events ALERT is hosting in Spring 2019 at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) with the intention of engaging students, faculty, industry, and government on issues relevant to the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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Highlights from the 2018 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting November 29, 2018

ALERT held its annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security on October 15th in Burlington, MA. The agenda brought together many of ALERT’s Industrial members, representatives from ALERT’s DHS Office of University Program (OUP) customers, and members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. Discussion focused on technology maturation, testing in realistic environments, and technology transition.

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ADSA19 Workshop Brings Academia, Industry, and Government Together November 29, 2018

The Nineteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA19) Workshop occurred on October 16-17, 2018 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Close to 150 participants from academia, industry, and government gathered to engage in dialogue related to the theme of the workshop: “Rapid Response to an Adapting Adversary.” Over the course of two days, subject matter experts and leaders from the Homeland Security Enterprise delivered presentations and participated in panel discussions on the topic of collecting and using metadata.

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Job Opportunity: United States Coast Guard November 29, 2018

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the job opening of “Interdisciplinary Position: General Research Engineer/ Physical Research Scientist/Operations Research Analyst” in New London, Connecticut. The deadline to apply for this position is December 6, 2018.

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CBP-ADEPT-02 October 30, 2018

17-18 July 2019

The second workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) will be held July 17-18, 2019, at Northeastern University in Boston.

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