His Artificial Intelligence App that Predicts Dengue Outbreaks Won Him Another Award

The MIT Technology Review has awarded Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja with The MIT Under 35 Innovator Award 2017 in Singapore last night.

I’ve been following his work since late year and he was also included in my list of 100+ Malaysian Heroes of 2016 for making Malaysians proud.

Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja and his team built an app that can give warnings of possible outbreaks 2 to 3 months in advance with an accuracy of 84-88% under a radius of 400 meter.

Through this innovation, he was given the award for his work on artificial intelligence in medical epidemiology had been recognised as among the top eight young innovators globally in the field by Harvard University’s School of Public Health, beating over 200 applications in July 2016.

Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja was at the EmTech Asia held in Singapore just a few days ago which is an annual global emerging technologies conference hosted by MIT Technology Review – the world’s oldest and most respected technology publication since 1899 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He got nominated and eventually won the The MIT Under 35 Innovator Award 2017, an award that MIT Technology Review has honoured young innovators whose inventions and research they find most exciting since 1999.

Today that collection is Innovators Under 35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35.

The award goes to eligible innovators who greatly contribute in the field of medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more.

On Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja’s Facebook:

Its an honour to receive one of the highest award in innovation, The MIT Under 35 Innovator Award 2017. Special thanks to my parents, my wife Poonam Theaharajah, sweet loving daughter Sophia, my in laws, my co founder, Rainier Mallol, Datuk Dr Fadzilah Kamaludin of IMR, Ministry of Health, DG of Health Datuk Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, DDG Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman & everyone in AIME Inc. Thanks for having the confidence & faith in me.

The EmTech Asia is unique event that has grown into a global community which runs in the United States, Europe, South America, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

It is the world’s most important conference on emerging technologies that matter – and congratulations Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja for making us proud once again!

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