Honorable mention to Limor Eger (PhD ’12) at RICC
On October 13, 2011, Northeastern University held the 12th annual Research & Industrial Collaboration Conference (RICC). The conference was led by the ALERT, Gordon-CenSSIS, and PROTECT research centers, and was attended by members of the academic, industrial and government communities. An integral part of the RICC was the student poster presentations. Limor Eger (PhD ’12) presented a poster and received an Honorable Mention in the Best Poster competition in the Homeland Security, Defense and Secure Civil Infrastructure track. Eger’s poster, “Classification-Aware Methods for Explosives Detection Using Multi-Energy X-ray Computed Tomography”, showed some recent results obtained as part of her PhD project, which focuses on principled application of machine learning and optimization methods to the problem of detecting explosives in luggage using multi-energy CT scanners. Eger has been working on this project with her advisor, IdS Professor W. Clem Karl, and with IDS Professor Prakash Ishwar and MGH Professor Homer Pien.