Rainier Mallol

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Studies:
Singularity University in NASA Ames Research Park

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Rainier Mallol is passionate about creating new technologies to positively impact people's lives. Mallol is co-founder and COO of AIME, a company that uses epidemiology, public health best practices and artificial intelligence to predict deadly outbreaks, aiding world governments in tackling diseases even before they happen.

Harvard University selected him to be the unique delegate from the Dominican Republic to participate in events such as the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations and the Harvard Initiative for Latin American Relations. In early 2015, Mallol was the only dominican participant of PennApps, the premier hackathon of the United States, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

He was accepted into the Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program in 2015. The program was aimed to empower leaders and accomplished innovators to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California.

After his time in NASA, Mallol has been chosen by Forbes International as the top 40 finalist for "World Changes 2015". Rainier was also selected as the Dominican Youth Ambassador for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan, being the country representative of the youth in a multicultural environment with world leaders.

With AIME, Mallol has been able efficiently tackle life threatening diseases, specifically the ones called Dengue and Zika. Under Rainier's direction, AIME is now aiding the government of Sao Paulo in Brazil, in tackling the diseases in a more efficient way. The company has also been awarded with two more titles: Best Health Startup in Latin America and Channel NewsAsia Top 8 startups in Southeast Asia. Most recently, it was featured by Clinton Global Initiative as an exemplary Commitment to Action.

At 24 years old, Rainier is successfully tackling global issues with innovation and social good.

Actions

I've helped create positive change in Brazil, Malaysia and in my country, by creating an epidemiological system that leverages exponential technologies. In AIME (http://aime.life/), we are building a disease prediction mobile platform, utilizing artificial intelligence capabilities to predict Dengue and Zika outbreaks up to 3 months in advance and geolocating them up to a 400 meter radius. Our prediction model has a field tested accuracy of 88.7%, tested in 2 states in Malaysia and in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. We now plan to incorporate the model into smart phones, informing people of zones with high risk of infection, and acquiring data from our users to strengthen the mathematical model. The platform will not only provide the public with scientifically accurate information, but also decision makers in the public health sector, for which we plan to design specific interfaces so these authorities could use the information to take informed decisions.

Traction:
- We went to Rio de Janeiro and did a pilot, which was successful, getting 84.11% accuracy in our model. The pilot also enabled us to forge relationships with the government of Brazil.
- We are doing a pilot this time directly with the government of Sao Paulo, Brazil. After a successful implementation of it, we will be hired by them.

Competitions:
- Best Health Startup, PitchGov SP (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Forbes Top 40 World Changers (International)
- ChannelNewsAsia Top 8 Startups (Southeast Asia)

Media Attention:
- We are one of the stars of a Reality TV Show focused on Startups in Singapore. It will be broadcasted in the entire of Asia. Link: http://startup.channelnewsasia.com/s03/finalists
- We've caught the attention of a lot of people, including Forbes, UNICEF, Startup Daily and more. Find all them here: http://www.aime.life/Page/get/12