This VIP team is creating a chat/messenger app that let’s users communicate, even without WiFi or cellular service. It keeps working and preserves privacy even if the infrastructure is blocked, censored, or monitored. It is meant to protect free speech by normal people everywhere in the world.
Aside from implementing security and connectivity, this team is also designing an intuitive and fun user experience that is informed by continual interviewing of potential end users. Students on this team thus gain experience not only in advanced programming, but also in product development and user interface (UI) design, all performed in a startup-like environment.
More Information: 2017-Free-Speech
Students who successfully match to this faculty research team will be required to sign the following document in January 2017:
Student IP Agreement for Faculty Research Teams