Serval Project | Co-Founder and Senior Architect | SA Australia
Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen is a researcher and developer who has a knack for coming up with ideas and making them work. He first came to the world's attention when he developed a fully functional 'Get Smart' style shoe phone. When the Haiti earthquake occured in January 2010, Paul conceived of the idea for resilient communications using mobile phones without any other infrastructure required. By July, a prototype of the solution was demonstrated in the South Australian outback and the interest generated by news coverage encouraged the formation of The Serval Project. Now, Paul holds two fellowships for continuing this research: Rural, Remote & Humanitarian Telecommunications Research Fellow of Flinders University; and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.