CLASP & AATR Program Reviews

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
May 17, 2018

CLASP & AATR Program Review Presentations are now available for download:

Background

CLASP (Correlating Luggage and Specific Passengers) is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through ALERT to automatically track passengers and their divested items at the checkpoint using video analytics. Research groups were provided videos of passengers and divested objects moving through a mock checkpoint constructed at Northeastern University. For approximately 12 months, the researchers within these groups have been developing automated tracking algorithms (ATA) and will be presenting their algorithms at the review. In addition, a review of their algorithms will be presented by experts in the field. The applicability of the ATA algorithms to TSA checkpoints and steps for continuing their research will also be discussed.

AATR (Adaptive Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)) is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through ALERT to develop ATR algorithms for CT-based Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) that automatically adapt to new threats when scanning checked and carry on bags. This technology aims to automatically update the list of detected threats based on current intelligence information within less than 24 hours of detection. Research groups created these algorithms based on medically scanned objects. For approximately 12 months, the researchers within these groups have been developing AATR algorithms and will be presenting their algorithms at the review. In addition, a review of their algorithms will be presented by experts in the field. The applicability of the AATR algorithms to certified explosives detection equipment and steps for continuing their research will also be discussed.

The program reviews are convened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) at Northeastern University. ALERT is supported by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate through the DHS Office of University Programs.

These reviews will be held in conjunction with the ADSA18 Workshop, which will be held May 15 – 16, 2018.  For more information on the ADSA18 Workshop please visit:  www.northeastern.edu/alert/transitioning-technology/adsa/adsa18.

Event Logistics Information

Agenda: CLASP & AATR Program Reviews Agenda [DRAFT 05.10.2018]

Date: The Program Reviews will take place on Thursday, May 17th.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check-in and breakfast will start at 8:30 AM.

Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Street Address: 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115)

Map: The Egan Research Center is #60 on the Northeastern Campus Map.

Participants: By invitation only.

For questions, please contact Tiffany Lam at t.lam@northeastern.edu.

Lodging

Hotel Room Blocks have been reserved at the following Boston hotel for the nights of May 16 and 17, 2018.  Booking information and rates are listed below:

Inn at Longwood Medical: Room block group code: “NEUA0515″. Room block rate: $209/night + tax. Please note: the room block will expire on April 20, 2018.   To book a room at the Inn at Longwood, please visit their website here, or call (617) 731-4700.

Colonnade Hotel Information:

  • The rate for the room block is $303.
  • Hotel website location and accommodation information (click here).
  • For information on how to book, contact Tiffany Lam at t.lam@northeastern.edu or 617-373-5110.
  • This block will expire on April 24, 2018.

Other suggested hotels nearby:

Directions and Parking

A Campus map and directions are available online at www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map. Northeastern University has two paid campus garages with parking: Renaissance Parking Garage (#62 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston and Gainsborough Parking Garage (#45 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop.

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