Elena Malakhatka

Elena Malakhatka

Ph.D.​ Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology



My name is Elena Malakhatka. I have two MSc degrees (KTH 'Industrial engineering & management' and RSU 'Industrial energy efficiency'). After three years of work in the various energy companies with the business model improvement, I have made the decision come back to science and start my research in the area 'Big data and business models'.

My research aimed to find new and sustainable business models to make sense of big data and improved energy performance of buildings. KTH Live-in-Lab will be my first big case. It will be built as a well-instrumented laboratory facility enabling collection of all kind of data concerning building performance and resident’s behavior. At the initial stage, these data can be linked to the business processes. Subsequently, it is planned to create a dynamic interconnection between the data and the business model. 

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A Toolbox For The Times

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“How will our homes look and how will new technologies impact them?”, is a question that is often asked about the future. It’s a question which highlights how improperly we use the term “technology” rather than term “tool”. By talking about technology, one may be referring to both a main area of research or to a device. AI or R+ (VR/AR/MR) can be both domains and tools for example.

Elena Malakhatka