Anjukan Kathirgamanathan is a Data Scientist and Optimisation expert at GridBeyond supported by the Intertrade Ireland Innovation Boost Programme through which he is also studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Management at Queen's University Belfast. GridBeyond works in partnership with grid operators worldwide to deliver a solution to energy challenges through technology. GridBeyond finds flexibility in energy consumption for savings, revenues and sustainability. Anjukan has completed a PhD at the Energy Institute of University College Dublin. His research looked at the use of data-driven predictive control in buildings, thereby harnessing energy flexibility to allow increasing renewable energy penetration in the future smart electricity grid.
Anjukan completed his BE(Hons) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand specialising in Mechanical Engineering. He is a WEF Global Shaper, the former president of the UCD ASHRAE Student Chapter, a leadership network member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and a Rotary Young Leaders Award recipient. In his spare time, he loves to play touch rugby, read Terry Pratchett or social pyschology books or spend time doing anything active outdoors