SPARC Webinars

ALERT is launching a free online summer series titled, SPARC (Seminars to Promote ALERT Research and Collaboration). SPARC aims to give you a preview of the ground-breaking technologies to be demonstrated at the ALERT Technology Showcase and will focus on ALERT’s work with industry and government stakeholders. Please find webinar information below.

Past Webinars

Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications (TESSA): A Contact Sampling Task Order
Prof. Steve Beaudoin, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Alan Smith, Analytical Laboratory Manager at Signature Science, LLC
Date: September 23 (Please note the last SPARC Webinar was originally scheduled to take place on September 30th but has now been changed to September 23rd.)
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-september-23
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: September 23 Presentation and Slides

Hybrid X-ray Transmission + Diffraction Systems for Aviation Security and Beyond
Dr. Joel Greenberg, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Dr. David Coccarelli, Vice President of Operations, Quadridox, Inc.
Dr. Christopher Gregory, Principal Scientist for Imaging, Smiths Detection
Date: September 16
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-september-16
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: September 16 Presentation and Slides

Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS): One Stop Shopping For All Detection Needs
Prof. Jimmie Oxley, Professor of Chemistry, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Miriam Fico, Principal Scientist of Physical Sciences, Smiths Detection
Date: September 2
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-september-2
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: September 2 Presentation and Slides

Near-Zero Power Integrated Microsystems for the IoT
Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Prof. Zhenyun Qian, Research Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Date: August 19th
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-august-19
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: August 19 Presentation and Slides

Sparse Angle Volumetric Reconstruction for Air Cargo CT
Prof. David Castañón, Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Boston University
François Zayek, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Astrophysics Inc.
Date: August 5th
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-august-5 
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: August 5 Presentation and Slides

Autonomous Raman microscopy system for the analysis of trace residues on surfaces by non-expert users
Prof. Eric Miller, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University
Dr. Romain Blanchard, Senior Director of the Safety & Security branch at Pendar Technologies
Date: July 22nd
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-july-22 
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: July 22 Presentation and Slides

BIPASS: Battery with Integrated Processing and Sensing System
Prof. Otto Gregory, Distinguished Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island
Dr. Brian Berland, Chief Technology Officer, ITN Energy Systems
Date: July 8th
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-july-8
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: July 8 Presentation and Slides

On the fusion of X-ray data types for enhanced materials characterization 
Prof. Eric Miller, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University
Dr. Dan Strellis, Sr. Director R&D, Rapiscan Systems
Date: June 24th
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT
More information on the presentation can be found in the event page link here: http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/event/sparc-webinar-june-24  
To view the presentation and slides, please visit this page: June 24 Presentation and Slides

If you are interested in attending these webinars, please reach out to Tiffany Lam at t.lam@northeastern.edu for registration information.

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