Ananya Chadha is a 19 year old undergraduate student at Stanford University studying neurotech engineering. She has interned at Neuralink, Canadian Military, IBM, Sick Kids hospital. After working in a gene-editing lab with CRISPR-cas9, Ananya developed a platform “that put genomic data on the blockchain,” allowing for anonymous uploading of genomic data to research data sets.
She has also developed various neurotech devices like brain-controlled prosthetics, remote control cars, MP3 players controlled with EEGs, electrodes, and brain signals.
Ananya won Top 29 Canadians by Refinery29, Developer 30 under 30 award, the Top 23 Women in Tech in Canada and is also the 2019 winner of the Impossible Science Student Challenge from engineering.com.
She has been on the Daily Planet Show, CBC, Global News, advised companies like Wealthsimple and Zappos, and speaks at various conferences around the world like Websummit, Collision, EDCON, Singularity University and others. She enjoys flying airplane and is also a Pilot.