News & Events

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

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

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

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

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

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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ALERT Technology Showcase 2021 January 12, 2021

21-22 April 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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Virtual ADSA22: Improve Aviation Security by Reducing Operator Cognitive Load December 17, 2020

Unlike previous workshops in the Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA) series, this fall’s ADSA22 workshop, “Reducing Operator Cognitive Load in Aviation Security Equipment” was fully virtual and held over the course of four sessions (Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8).

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ALERT Awarded Two New Homeland Security Task Orders December 17, 2020

ALERT has received two new research and development task orders from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHSS&T).

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ALERT SPARC Webinar Series 2020 October 30, 2020

ALERT is proud to announce that the full series of eight SPARC (Seminars to Promote ALERT Research and Collaboration) webinars is now available to watch online. These webinars were designed to provide attendees with a view of the collaborative research that ALERT faculty, industry members, and government partners have engaged in during the final year of ALERT’s core funding period.

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ALERT Researchers Work with U.S Army on Energetic Materials October 30, 2020

ALERT Research Thrust 2 lead, Professor Steve Beaudoin and Professor Jeffrey Rhoads, both of Purdue University, are engaged in a three-year collaboration with the US Army to advance technology concerning explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 7 Annual Report Available Online! October 30, 2020

In the Phase 2, Year 7 Annual Report, ALERT shares progress updates, milestone results and final outcomes of the projects in its four homeland-security research thrusts, related to explosives characterization; trace and vapor sensing; sensor and sensor system development; video analytics; and more.

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