Shalika Walker


Shalika Walker is a Guest Postdoctoral Researcher from the Building Physics and Services group. She is also a Project Leader (R&D) for Kropman BV. She is involved in the projects, Automate Performance Assurance Climate Installations (APK 2.0) and Brains for Buildings (B4B). The multidisciplinary work and the broad range of exciting activities within these projects always captivate her profoundly. She is interested in data-driven optimization, all-electrical energy systems, and energy self-sufficiency improvement through predictive control. At Kropman, she is involved in incorporating new knowledge-based products (Machine Learning and Model Predictive Control based improvements) for the further development of the existing supervisory control and continuous monitoring system (InsiteSuite).

Current sustainable developments should be flexible enough to meet the needs of future generations.


Shalika Walker, obtained her Bachelor degree (Honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She received the KIC-Innoenergy master scholarship and completed her master studies in Europe. Her Master of Energy degree was received from the Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Master of Electrical Engineering for Smart Grids and Buildings degree from INP Grenoble, France. During her stay in France, she has completed her master thesis at French alternative energies and atomic energy commission (CEA) under the title “Distributed Model Predictive Control for Buildings”. She completed her doctorate at Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands under the title "Sustainable energy transition scenario analysis for buildings and neighborhoods: Data-driven optimization".

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