News & Events

ALERT researchers work to develop robust Canine Training Aids December 16, 2015

Because of their volatility, explosives are rarely used pure, they are often mixed with other materials such as polymers. Explosives are exposed to polymers for a variety of reason: (1) when they are “plasticized” for shaping; (2) when they are encased for safe handling, (e.g. dog training aids); and (3) when they are collected for forensic evidence or storage. ALERT has focused on finding the best materials for developing devices such as these.

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ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars Program Begins November 30, 2015

This year we have selected 16 students to participate in the ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars Program for the 2015-2016 year at Northeastern University! The program is designed to provide freshmen engineering students the opportunity to get involved in ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS research projects, K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outreach programs, and professional development […]

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ALERT Students Received Top Award at URI’s Internet of Things Hackathon November 30, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, 2015, students at the “Internet of Things Hackathon,” at URI were divided into teams, assigned a problem to solve with modern technologies, and given the rest of the weekend to compete for the top prize. Three students from ALERT were teamed up to develop an idea for a product that could […]

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Logan Jackson, former ALERT REU, named Rhodes Scholar November 23, 2015

We at ALERT would like to congratulate our former REU and Gordon Scholar, Logan Jackson, on being named a Rhodes Scholar. This award is all the more meaningful in that it is the first time in history that a Northeastern University student has received this prestigious scholarship.

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DHS I&A Internship Program Announcement October 28, 2015

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.

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ADSA12 Final Report Now Available October 19, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the ADSA12 Workshop: Personnel and Divested Items Screening at the Checkpoint Final Report is now available for download.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 2 Annual Report Available Online! September 29, 2015

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

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International Conference on Image Formation in X-Ray Computer Tomography September 28, 2015

The 4th International Conference on Image Formation in X-Ray Computed Tomography will be held in Bamberg, Germany, from July 18 to July 22, 2016. The conference covers all aspects of medical CT image formation, and of industrial and security CT applications. Details about the meeting can be found on the following website: www.ct-meeting.org. Information about […]

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ALERT REU Final Research Presentations September 28, 2015

This summer, ALERT hosted 5 undergraduate students to participate in the 10-week REU program. At Northeastern University, two students worked with Prof. Carey Rappaport, one with Prof. Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, and one with John Beaty and Alyssa White. ALERT also hosted one REU at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez who did research with Prof. Samuel […]

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ADSA13 Workshop Announcement September 28, 2015

The Thirteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications Workshop (ADSA13) will be held on October 28th and 29th at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of this workshop will be a continuation of the ADSA12, and is titled, “Screening of Personnel and Divested Items at the Checkpoint – Part II.” The workshop is being convened by […]

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