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

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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February 22, 2021
From PhD Candidates to Professionals, ALERT Trio Continues to Collaborate

Ziyan Wu, Srikrishna Karanam, and Meng Zheng understand the importance of collaboration. The trio of research scientists currently comprise a small, but effective, team at United Imaging Intelligence (Cambridge, MA); however, their professional journey together began as ALERT student researchers many years earlier.

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January 12, 2021
ALERT Technology Showcase 2021

ALERT’s Technology Showcase will be held on April 21-22, 2021. This event will feature technology demonstrations and panel discussions of ALERT research and tools.

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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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