November 2017 - In This Issue:

ALERT Holds Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
Newest Industrial Member, Guardian Centers, Presents at the IAB

ALERT held its annual Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting at the Kostas Research Institute  in Burlington, MA on October 16th. The agenda attracted many of ALERT's industrial members, representatives from ALERT's DHS Office of University Program (OUP) customers and other DHS components, such as DHS S&T, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It was ALERT'S highest attended IAB Meeting to date and many new relationships were established, laying the groundwork for potential future collaboration. ALERT had the privilege of introducing the Guardian Centers, LLC as not only a guest presenter, but also the newest ALERT Industrial Member.
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Rappaport: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 
Prof. Rappaport Delivers IEEE Distinguished Lectures in Australia and New Zealand

ALERT Deputy Director and Northeastern University Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Professor, Carey Rappaport, delivered three IEEE Distinguished Lectures in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month. The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) selected Professor Rappaport as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2019. 

Providing Solutions for Aviation Security
ADSA17 Participants Discuss Value of ADSA Workshops
The Seventeenth Advanced Development for Security Applications (ADSA17) Workshop convened on October 17-18, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Participants from academia, industry, and government gathered to engage in dialogue related to the theme of the ADSA17 Workshop: "Systems Engineering of Aviation Security Systems." Specific topics discussed included requirement specifications for systems and subsystems; the acquisition and use of metadata; assessment, management, and use of risk; and layered security. 

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ALERT Professional Development Award
Qi Feng (PhD, BU), Ashraful Islam (PhD, RPI) and Abubakar Siddique (PhD, MU) Selected as Recipients
Three ALERT student researchers have been selected to receive the first ALERT Professional Development Award in November 2017. The winners are Qi Feng, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Stan Sclaroff at Boston University; Ashraful Islam, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Richard Radke at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Abubakar Siddique, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Henry Medeiros at Marquette University. All students will receive a $1,500 travel stipend to visit a lab or attend a conference related to their ALERT research project.  
ADSA18 Workshop - Save the Date!
May 15-16, 2018 at Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

The Eighteenth Advanced Development for Security Applications Workshop (ADSA18) will be held on May 15-16, 2018 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The theme of the workshop will be "Collection and Use of Metadata for Improving Aviation Security Systems." The ADSA workshops are convened by the DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT). 

Follow ALERT on Facebook 
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ALERT is now on Facebook! Follow us online and keep up to date on ALERT's research and education programs, as well as upcoming events and opportunities. Search @alertcoe on Facebook for ALERT updates. 

ALERT Publications
Recent Research from ALERT 

Keep up to date on ALERT research via our online collection of journal articles, conference proceedings, and other publications.

Opportunities at Raytheon Company  
Search Over 200 Open Positions

Raytheon Company has over 200 open engineering positions for recent graduates seeking full-time employment, as well as opportunities for students seeking co-ops and internships. Positions are available throughout the country and internationally. For detailed job information and information on how to apply, visit their website linked below! 

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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.

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ALERT Core Partner Institutions

Northeastern University (lead)
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