Dinarte Gonçalves Vasconcelos holds a bachelor´s degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications and a master’s in electrical and Telecommunications Engineering. Both degrees from the University of Madeira.
He is a dedicated PhD student at Instituto Superior Tecnico, specializing in developing an innovative, low-cost, and compact multipurpose prototype. The research, conducted in partnership with Mahidol University, has now expanded to include a collaboration with University College London. This cutting-edge device boasts onboard processing power and is designed to monitor various environments, including remote locations. One crucial aspect of his project is its ability to accurately count mosquitoes in the wild. This feature holds immense significance for monitoring, predicting, and controlling vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and others prevalent in Thailand. By integrating advanced technology and robust data analysis, this prototype aims to revolutionize disease surveillance and contribute to the well-being of affected communities.