Maintaining Reliability in Unreliable Times
Danaka obtained her Master of Engineering from MIT in systems and supply chain. She is a partner at iota consulting, a management consulting firm, where she consults in Supply Chain, Project Management, and Data Analytics in heavy manufacturing and technology. Danaka is also a sessional lecturer at the Dhillon School of Business, where she teaches Supply Chain and Project Management. She has written a supply chain textbook as she did not feel the current ones contained enough application of supply chain and focused too heavily on theory. The textbook is available for university students this fall. Her algorithm writing took her into the medical side; Danaka is a cofounder and the current COO of VitaNova Tech, a fertility company in the US. She wrote algorithms to better match surrogates and egg donors with intended parents. Oh Additionally, she is currently completing her PhD in Cardiology at the Cumming School of Medicine where she is using machine learning to help predict SCD (sudden cardiac death) by rewriting the algorithms that are currently being used to find certain markers.
Danaka sits on the Training and Education committee for the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada, where she educates other PhD’s, trainees, Doctors, and health care workers in implementing and using technology in cardiac care. She also sits on the board of motionball, a national fundraising committee dedicated to raising money for Special Olympics. She is also an animal foster parent for her local Humane Society, where she looks after a variety of animals.
Danaka routinely mentors high school and university students, helping them to find their passions, she is also an Educational Counselor with MIT where she works with admissions to find the best applicants that align with MIT’s mission. She is a certified coach and helps those she works with to achieve their goals and dreams.