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ADSA 12 March 6, 2015

12-13 May 2015

Please, save the date for the Twelfth Advanced Development for Security Applications Workshop (ADSA12) which has been scheduled for May 12th and 13th, 2015 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This Workshop’s topic will be: Personnel and Divested Items Screening at the Checkpoint.

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Watch the Latest ALERT 101 January 30, 2015

ALERT is proud to present the third installment of ALERT 101. This chapter’s topic focuses on Methods of Chemical Characterization and Mitigation, and is part 1 of a 2 part series.

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Michael B. Silevitch and Simon Pitts awarded 2015 Gordon Prize January 9, 2015

ALERT Center Director, Michael B. Silevitch and Gordon Engineering Leadership Director, Simon Pitts have been awarded the 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Engineering Education by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This distinction is awarded to the directors “for developing an innovative method to provide graduate engineers with the necessary personal skills to become effective engineering leaders.”

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2014 REU Program: One student’s experience as a researcher and woman in the sciences January 9, 2015

Every summer, ALERT selects science or engineering undergraduate students to participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. ALERT staffer, Teri Incampo, sat down with 2014 REU student Amanda Figueroa-Navedo to discuss her experience as an REU.

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Prof. Octavia Camps and Prof. Richard Radke, Presented at the Eighth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras December 4, 2014

Prof. Camps gave a keynote address, titled, “Structured Robust PCA and Dynamics-Based Invariants for Multi-Camera Video Understanding,” and Prof. Radke presented his talk, titled, “Real-World Re-Identification in an Airport Camera Network.”

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ALERT Hosted the Eleventh Workshop on Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA11) November 10, 2014

This workshop, titled, “Explosives Detection in Air Cargo – Part II,” was a continuation of the previous ADSA10 workshop focus, and was attended by over 150 representatives from government, academia, and industry.

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New England Cable News (NECN) Interviews ALERT Researcher, Prof. Carey Rappaport, on Breast Imaging Research October 26, 2014

Prof. Carey Rappaport was recently interviewed by the New England Cable News about his team’s microwave breast imaging research for safer breast cancer screenings.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 1 Annual Report Available Online! October 24, 2014

ALERT is proud to announce that the Phase 2 Year 1 Annual Report is now available for download online.

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Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May Visits ALERT September 17, 2014

On Monday, September 15th at North­eastern University, Britain’s Home Sec­re­tary Theresa May toured ALERT’s Advanced Imaging Technology and Robust Systems Lab.

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ADSA11 Workshop September 16, 2014

4 - 5 Nov 2014

The Eleventh Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA11) Workshop will be held on November 4th and 5th at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, and will focus on, “Explosive Detection in Cargo for Aviation Security – Part II.”

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