Speaker 1

Kanshukan Rajaratnam

Kanshukan Rajaratnam is the director of the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University. He holds a doctoral degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. His industry experiences are in consulting and banking. Prior to Stellenbosch University, he taught finance at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for nine years.

At UCT, he held various leadership positions including Acting Dean of the Commerce Faculty. In the past, his research focus was on the application of data science and operations research in banking and finance.

Currently, he is collaborating in research focussing on long covid, medical ethics, and developing a cross-country database for non- communicable diseases. He is rated by the National Research Foundation as an internationally acclaimed researcher.