News & Events

REMINDER: ADSA21 November 5th & 6th October 31, 2019

We look forward to seeing you next week at ADSA21! The twenty-first Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA21) Workshop will be held on November 5-6, 2019 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  The theme of the workshop is “Effective Integrated Systems.” Presentations and panel discussions will include defining and developing effective integrated systems including human operators, […]

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FAA Challenge – Smart Airport Student Competition October 31, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration is hosting a Smart Airport Student Competition for undergraduate and graduate students to “develop innovative ways to use smart technology in and around airports to enhance the overall travel experience.” The competition will recognize students with the ability to demonstrate innovative thinking focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of smart […]

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ANSI Student Paper Competition 2020 – Papers Due April 30, 2020 October 31, 2019

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is holding a student paper competition in 2020, on the topic of STANDARDS SUPPORTING UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. Papers are to be submitted to ANSI by April 30, 2020. This competition will serve as a call to action for all countries of the world to promote health, safety, […]

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Emily Belk Wins DHS COE Summit Grand Challenge Competition September 26, 2019

Computer Engineering and Computer Science BS student, Emily Belk was part of the winning team at the 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit Grand Challenge Student Competition held on July 31st at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.    The DHS COE Summit is an annual event held to showcase the […]

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Industrial Advisory Board Meeting 2019 September 4, 2019

4 November 2019

The ALERT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting will be held on Monday, November 4th from 12:00 – 5:30pm at the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, MA. The IAB Meeting is hosted by the ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) & Gordon-CenSSIS (The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems).

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ALERT Graduate Student Cara Coultas-McKenny Places in Poster Competitions August 30, 2019

ALERT Chemical Engineering graduate student, Cara Coultas-Mckenney, of Purdue University, won awards in two poster competitions this summer. Cara works as a student researcher on ALERT Project R2-A.3: “A Novel Method for Evaluating the Adhesion of Explosive Residues” under the direction of ALERT Research Thrust 2 Leader, Dr. Stephen P. Beaudoin of Purdue University.

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ALERT Phase 2 Year 6 Annual Report Available Online! August 30, 2019

ALERT is proud to announce that the Phase 2 Year 6 Annual Report is now available online!

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ALERT Graduate Student, David Benirschke Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship August 30, 2019

This summer, ALERT Graduate Student, David Benirschke accepted the prized Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

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Second Annual DHS COE Summit Highlights Homeland Security Challenges August 30, 2019

The 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit was held on Wednesday­­, July 31st and Thursday, August 1st at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s summit focused on the topic of Homeland Security Challenges: Evolving Threats and Dynamic Solutions.

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ALERT Hosts Second Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) Workshop August 29, 2019

The second workshop on Advanced Developments Encompassing Processes and Technologies for Customs and Border Protection (CBP-ADEPT-02) was held on July 17-18, 2019, at Northeastern University in Boston. This workshop brought together 130 attendees from government, industry, and academia to discuss topics related to current technology in improving port and cargo security.

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