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See video of ALERT Researcher Carey Rappaport discussing his suicide bomber detection technique July 11, 2011

Carey Rappaport is researching the next wave of technologies that can detect explosives being concealed on a person’s body. Go to Northeastern’s Youtube Channel to see the video.

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Xi-Cheng Zhang wins IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award July 9, 2011

Congratulations to ALERT researcher, Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang, as the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given to recognize an exceptional single scientific contribution which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past 10 years. Dr. Zang’s award will […]

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3Qs: Train safety on track, but at what cost? May 9, 2011

news@Northeastern interviews Prof. Carey Rappaport on the fea­si­bility and effec­tive­ness of a nation­wide rail secu­rity system and dis­cusses poten­tial public reaction.

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ADSA05 – May 3 & 4th, 2011 May 3, 2011

The fifth workshop in the Algorithm Development for Security Applications (ADSA) series, this workshop will focus on fusing orthogonal technologies for detecting explosives for aviation applications.This event is by invitation only. For details about this event: ALERT Offices, alert-info@coe.neu.edu This focus was chosen for the following reasons, which were articulated by the participants at the […]

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Research heads meet in D.C. with homeland security cabinet secretary April 1, 2011

news@Northeastern features ALERT co-Director’s visit to Washington D.C. for the Department of Homeland Security’s University Network Summit.

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NOPP Names “Marine Mammal Detection and Monitoring” Funding Award Winners March 25, 2011

Gordon-CenSSIS Researcher Purnima Ratilal is one of five individuals awarded multiple-year funds for marine mammal detection, classification and localization by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Dr. Ratilal’s proposal topic: “Instantaneous Passive and Active Detection, Localization and Monitoring of Marine Mammals over Long Ranges”.

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Open Call for Proposals has Concluded March 9, 2011

CT Segmentation Project has ended the open call for proposals.

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President Aoun urges protection of Homeland Security research funding March 8, 2011

As president of a university that is home to one of the country’s Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, Aoun is urging Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown to oppose proposed federal budget cuts.

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Research-Industrial Collaboration Conference October 13, 2010

This year’s RICC on October 13,2010 focused on Research to Reality – transitioning university research to the field. Student Research Posters are currently available for viewing on the RICC website and conference presentations will be posted shortly.

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