Part of ALERT’s mandate from DHS is to develop a research strategy to identify gaps in the knowledge for effective IED Detect and Defeat capabilities. The prime vehicle for this is a series of strategic studies workshops on relevant DHS topical areas. The pattern with the series of ADSA workshops has been to deal broadly with a new topic in the odd-numbered workshops in order to scope out the topic. The even-number workshops are then used to address a focused application related to the topic.

Workshop Information

ADSA was held on:
Wednesday, October 24, from 9 am-7:30 pm
& Thursday, October 25, from 8 am – 4:00 pm.

Topic: Development of automated threat recognition (ATR) algorithms for explosion detection systems.
Raytheon Room (240 Egan Research Center),
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
By invitation only
Casual Dress

Directions and Parking

A Campus map and directions are available online at Parking will be available for participants at the Renaissance Parking Garage(#62 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston. Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop.

Reimbursements – Available for Academic Speakers Only*

*As a change from past ADSA Workshops, reimbursements will only be provided to academic speakers.

Please pay any expenses you consider to be eligible for reimbursement (see guidelines) and please complete our expense reimbursement form and submit along with original receipts to Tiffany Lam (please make photocopies for your records) at the address below.  Please include your home address if you would like the reimbursement made to your attention. Reimbursement requests must be submitted no later than 10 days following the completion of the trip or of incurring the expense


ADSA Strategic Studies Workshops

The last ASDA hosted nearly 200 participants from industry, government and academic organizations.

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