Research to Reality

Video Analytic Surveillance Transition Project (VAST) February 14, 2014

Catching “Counter-Flow” Intruders in Airports with Video Anomaly Sensing Technology An advanced video analytics technology may soon enable airports across the nation to avoid costly shutdowns and delays by detecting gate skippers before they enter secure areas. A testbed for this technology installed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is detecting potential violations at a […]

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Handheld IED Detection Device with Firestorm Emergency Services November 8, 2012

ALERT research out of Missouri University of Science and Technology, led by Prof. Daryl Beetner, is currently working to develop methods to indirectly detect and locate explosives by identifying the electromagnetic emissions from these electronic initiators. This approach has the advantage that a device can potentially be detected from tens or even hundreds of meters […]

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An Introduction to the Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference (RICC) October 2, 2012

For more than a decade, the RICC has fostered in-depth dialog among members of the academic, industrial and government communities interested in collaboration in subsurface sensing and imaging and homeland security related topics. This video, taken at the 2011 RICC, provides an overview of the successful event from the perspective of its participants.

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ALERT@NU hosts FEMA Region 1 Research to Resilience Workshop September 28, 2012

ALERT at Northeastern is proud to have hosted the FEMA Region 1 “Research to Resilience” Workshop held in Boston, MA on September 27, 2012. More than 200 attendees and 11 DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs) participated in this event. The Research to Resilience Workshop was developed to link local and government agencies with DHS Centers […]

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ALERT, Square One partnership leads to NSF Small Business Award August 6, 2012

ALERT researchers at Northeastern University partnered with Square One Systems Design to win a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center – Small Business award in the area of automated landmine detection.  This promising partnership leverages the strengths of academic and industry experts for a project with broad humanitarian and research potential The partnership involves pairing […]

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Partnering with the TSA July 1, 2012

Currently, the ALERT has teamed with Mass General Hospital, Siemens Corporate Research and the Cleveland TSA embarking on a project that addresses two key problems that TSA agent face on a daily basis. Involving three of the academic partners (NU, BU, RPI), industry and government collaborators, this project focuses on video analysis that address the […]

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New Advanced Imaging Technology Facility established at Northeastern May 1, 2012

This year the newest ALERT test facility came online. The objective of the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) facility is the creation of an unbiased, academic-oriented “testbed” for development and evaluation of multi-modal sensors and algorithms for whole body imaging. The testbed is a collaborative effort led by ALERT Deputy Director Carey Rappaport. The facility is […]

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Range Day at TTU November 30, -0001

Since the inception of ALERT, TTU Profs. Brandon Weeks and Louisa Hope-Weeks have actively shared their explosives handling knowledge to train local first responders, particularly the Lubbock County Bomb Squad. TTU hosted a West Texas-wide range day. The approximately 30 participants included individuals from ATF, DHS, and bomb squads from as far away as Dallas […]

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The Partnership

ALERT is led by Northeastern University (NEU) and includes three key academic strategic partners: Boston University, Purdue University, and University of Rhode Island (URI).

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