Engineering’s Alex Johar, Journalism’s Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas and Meiying Wu, and TSU’s William Fries created VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology — similar to that used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin — to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks.
The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Recordly, a mobile service that allows journalists to use the Apple Watch to transcribe, track and highlight interviews recorded on their iPhones, won the ninth edition of the annual competition that partners students from the College of Engineering and School of Journalism as well as some students from the College of Business to create innovative new iOS applications.
The second round of the 2016 collaborative Reynolds Journalism Institute, computer science and College of Business student app competition came to a close Nov. 13 following presentations from each of the ten semifinalist teams.
In its new location in W2003, the renamed collaborative learning space hopes to further promote innovation and student learning with a bigger, better working space that everyone can use.
MU was one of 11 colleges and universities listed as incorporating Swift, the new programming language for iOS and OS X development, into their curriculum during a recent Apple presentation.