News & Events

908 Devices: ALERT’s Newest Industrial Member April 8, 2019

ALERT is pleased to welcome 908 Devices as its newest industrial member thanks to their generous donation of 20 M908 portable mass spectrometers to the University of Rhode Island Chemistry Department to support the high school education programming run by Dr. Jimmie Oxley (ALERT Research Thrust 1 Lead) and Dr. James Smith (ALERT Education Program Co-Lead).

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Making Connections at ASPIRE 2019 March 27, 2019

STEM students from ALERT’s academic partner institutions, and representatives from ALERT’s Industrial Members and government collaborators gathered together at Northeastern University for the Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE 2019). The aim of the ASPIRE series is to connect members of the industrial and government communities with qualified STEM students looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs related to homeland security.

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ALERT Technology Showcase February 7, 2019

14 May 2019

ALERT is hosting a Technology Showcase on May 14th, 2019 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This event will feature presentations, posters, and technology demonstrations of ALERT research and tools.

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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 11:00am – 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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