ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) is a multi-university Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence (COE).

One of 9 Centers of Excellence across the country, ALERT is a multi-university, multi-institution, partnership that conducts transformational research, technology and educational development for effective response to explosives-related threats.

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News & Events

June 28, 2021
ALERT Explores Autonomous Security Systems in ADSA23 Workshop

This spring, the ADSA23 workshop on “Autonomous Security Systems” was held virtually over the course of three sessions (May 4, 11, and 25).

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April 28, 2021
ALERT Brings Together Stakeholders for Virtual Technology Showcase

Like many events scheduled for 2020, the ALERT Technology Showcase had to be postponed due to the pandemic. As operations shifted online, ALERT leadership saw an opportunity to expand upon the ALERT Technology Showcase to better demonstrate the impact and transition of its research to the homeland security enterprise.

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February 25, 2021
S&T’s Insights Outreach Navigation Workshop, March 2

S&T’s Office of Industry Partnerships (OIP) is hosting a workshop on March 2, 2021, from 2-3pm ET.

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Innovation Fast Track

EXCLUSIVE TO CENTER MEMBERS: Log in to explore your Innovation Fast Track, an online portal that gives you one-stop access to center researchers, funding opportunities, exclusive events and more.

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Student Central

Students, get connected with Industry Partners, find out about research and volunteer opportunities within ALERT, or get advice on how to best showcase your work at Student Central.

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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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