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NEW!!! ALERT Researchers, Prof. Octavia Camps and Prof. Richard Radke, Presented at the Eighth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras - ALERT researchers, Prof. Octavia Camps, Northeastern University, and Prof. Richard Radke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presented their team's ALERT research at the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC). Prof. Camps gave a keynote address, titled, "Structured Robust PCA and Dynamics-Based Invariants for Multi-Camera Video Understanding," and Prof. Radke presented his talk, titled, "Real-World Re-Identification in an Airport Camera Network." The conference was held on November 4th - 7th, in Venezia, Italy. More information on the conference can be found on the ICDSC website: http://www.icdsc.org/.



NEW!!! New England Cable News (NECN) Interviews Gordon-CenSSIS and ALERT Researcher, Prof. Carey Rappaport, on Breast Imaging Research - Prof. Carey Rappaport, a Gordon-CenSSIS and ALERT researcher in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University, was recently interviewed by the New England Cable News about his team's microwave breast imaging research for safer breast cancer screenings. To watch the interview, you can visit the NECN website here: http://www.necn.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Research-Aims-to-Provide-Safer-Breast-Cancer-Screenings/280304192.



NEW!!! ALERT Hosted its Eleventh Workshop on Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA11) on November 4-5, 2014, at Northeastern University in Boston- ALERT hosted it's eleventh ADSA Workshop last week on November 4th and 5th, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The workshop, titled, "Explosives Detection in Air Cargo - Part II," was a continuation of the previous ADSA10 workshop focus, and was attended by over 150 representatives from government, academia, and industry. Following the workshop, ALERT invited participants to attend the ATR Development for CT-Based EDS (Task Order 4) Program Review, on November 6th, 2014. The ADSA12 workshop is tentatively planned for the spring of 2015. For more information on these events, please contact alert-info@coe.neu.edu.



NEW!!! ASEE Prism Magazine Features ALERT Researcher, Prof. Richard Radke - The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM Magazine featured ALERT researcher, Prof. Richard Radke of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in their article titled, "20 Under 40." The article highlights 20 academics who are under 40 and who stand out for their talent and creativity in teaching and 'real-world research' in the field of engineering. The feature describes Prof. Radke's research in video analytics, as well as his highly rated reputation among students. To read the full article, visit the PRISM website here: http://www.asee-prism.org/20-under-40-sep. Congratulations, Rich!!!



NEW!!! Welcome ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars to the 2014-2015 Program! - ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS is excited to welcome our 2014-2015 ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS Scholars! The program designed for freshmen engineering students at Northeastern University to get involved in ALERT and Gordon-CenSSIS research projects. Students accepted to the program participate in 20+ hours of research and 5+ hours of K-12 STEM Outreach projects each semester, and also enroll in the spring GE 1111 High Tech Tools and Toys class. Throughout the year, they also participate in social and professional development meetings and seminars, and each give a final research presentation at the end of the program!



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Pathways to Science Funding Opportunities for STEM Students - The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science project supports pathways to the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by connecting students to programs such as REUs, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions. Students can sign up online to automatically receive information on research, funding, and professional development opportunities customized to their interests. To learn more, and to sign up to receive information, you can visit their website here.



IEEE 2015 International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security Call for Papers - The IEEE 2015 International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security will be held on April 14-16, 2015 in the Greater Boston, MA area. The symposium will focus on Cyber Security, Biometrics and Forensics, Land and Maritime Border Security, and Attack and Disaster Preparation Recovery and Response. The IEEE is currently seeking technical paper, poster and tutorial session submissions in each of the areas listed above. For more information on the call for papers, please visit the IEEE website here. Submissions can be made to the following website, here. For questions, please email: information@ieee-hst.org.