UA&P Master in Applied Business Analytics faculty member Dominic Ligot and his team recently won the “Best Use Of Data” award in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge for their AEDES Project.
The AEDES Project or the Advanced Early Dengue Prediction and Exploration Service aims to improve public health response against dengue in the Philippines by predicting dengue cases from climate and digital data and pinpointing possible hotspots from satellite data. The prototype may be viewed here.
The other members of the award-winning team are Mark Toledo, Frances Claire Tayco, and Jansen Dumaliang Lopez from Cirrolytix, a local data analytics company.
Space Apps is managed by the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. It introduces scientists, technologists, designers and engineers worldwide to NASA’s free and open data and share in the creation and application of knowledge. Space Apps 2019 included over 29,000 participants at 225 events in 71 countries.