Hi there!

Aakanksha in a light pink t-shirt with dark pink flowers in front of an arrangement of a beautiful flowery garden.

I'm currently an undergraduate student at Mount Allison University completing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Biochemistry. I'm overall interested in the ethical implications of using artificial intelligence in the healthcare domain. If you'd like to know more, check out some of the work I've done!

Fun Facts!

  • I've lived in Toronto, (some parts of) India, (many parts of) Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick! (in chronological order)
  • I started performing improv shows at the campus pub last year
  • I taught myself to play the guitar when I was around 10 years old, and accidentally snapped my high E string trying to tune it to the low E
  • In my free time, I love to watch sitcoms, dramedies, and all sorts of funky things. Check out this list of media I really enjoy!


Currently, I'm working on my honours thesis in Computer Science, where I am developing a model using formal methods and machine learning to detect cybersecurity attacks in a Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT). I am also working on an independent study project on the ethics of LLMs in healthcare under supervision of Dr. Katie Fraser.

I was also a summer research intern at The Simpson Lab developing a Responsible AI podcast (coming out soon!), researching capabilities of LLMs in healthcare, and looking at non-western ethical frameworks for healthcare AI systems. I also presented my work on analyzing racial and gender bias in MIMIC-IV clinical notes at the Science Atlantic MSCS Conference and won first place for undergraduate computer science talks!

Previously, I've worked for Dr. Matthew Betti on mathematical epidemiology where I mathematically modelled and analyzed COVID-19 data in Canada using a modified SIR model and worked on modifying a mathematical ODE model of honeybee colonies to analyze the threshold for hygienic behaviour.

I've also had the opportunity to be a fellow at the AI4Good lab in 2022 and attend the Bumblekite machine learning summer school in healthcare and the biosciences in July 2023.

For an incomplete overview of some of the things I've done, check out my CV.


I am always excited to talk about tech, AI, ethics, and its implications for our healthcare system as well as sitcoms, favourite books, and the like.
Feel free to reach out to me via email, linkedin or twitter if you're interested in discussing anything mentioned above (or otherwise!).

Some media I enjoy!

Here is an incomplete (albeit long) list of shows, movies, and books I enjoy.

Currently watching...

The Hunger Games trilogy (rewatch!)

Currently reading...

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Atlas of AI
P.S. check out my Goodreads for an up to date list!

Personal Favourite...

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
More than a Glitch by Meredith Broussard
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

Parks and Recreation
Nathan for You
The Good Place
The Rehearsal
We are Body Parts
What We Do in the Shadows
The Bear
(not in order of importance!)

Everything Everywhere All At Once by The Daniels
Boy by Taika Waititi
Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho
Pride and Prejudice (2005) by Joe Wright
Bodies Bodies Bodies by Halina Reijn
Check out my Letterboxd for more!

Philosophy from a Dummy

Coming soon! but for now, a sneak peak...
Intro. to Feminist Ethics
What is Relational Ethics?
What is Moral Relativism?