A computer science faculty member and student are in the early stages of developing a mobile app that could detect if a person is showing signs of depression based on the tone of their voice.
Rahat Rafiq, assistant professor of computing, is an expert on cyberbullying. He said his inspiration to research and develop an app comes from personal experience.
"When I moved from Bangladesh to Boulder, Colorado, for my Ph.D., I had never seen snow before, I was new to this country," Rafiq said. "All these things led to anxiety and a lot of stress. At one point, I wanted to stop my doctoral work and go home."