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Can communities use smartphones to reduce violence?

Rokwire is a central part in a joint research project exploring ways to use smartphone apps in community responses to violence. The project brings together a team of engineering and social and behavioral science faculty, along with such community partners as the City of Champaign.  The researchers will investigate both social science issues and technical…

Students in Translation Studies Program Translate Safer Illinois to Portuguese and Other Languages

Students at the University of Illinois in the Translation Studies Program are leveraging their unique skills to make open-source contributions to the Rokwire Community. Their professor Kara Warburton, in collaboration with the Rokwire team, has tasked her students with localizing text strings in the Safer Illinois app for other languages. The contribution project counts towards…

Developers’ Corner: Fall 2021

Developers’ Corner is a segment in the Rokwire Insider newsletter where we sit down with the people who contribute to our innovative projects. In this issue, we introduce Sandeep.   Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan is a Technical Lead on the Rokwire initiative and a Senior Research Programmer at the NCSA. His work is integral to Rokwire and his leadership has…

Rokwire Directors Receive U of I System Honor

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen on Monday honored 28 key leaders of the system’s COVID-19 response with the Presidential Medallion. The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Award recipients from the Rokwire project William Sullivan, professor of Landscape Architecture and director of the Smart, Healthy, Communities Initiative. John M. Paul,…

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