Kumar is an Architect with 5 years of field experience and has been involved in various projects ranging from the designing of public buildings to building performance analysis of corporate & institutional buildings. He has an M. Arch. degree in Sustainable Architecture from CEPT University, India. He has also previously been employed the Government of India and involved in policy-level interventions. He is primarily interested in the research area related to the performance of built environment in terms of energy efficiency as well as the shading and daylighting of buildings.
Kumar’s PhD project will focus on Making Building stock energy analysis robust. This research proposes to use artificial intelligence combined with machine learning algorithms to automate data mining of information from the national BER database to inform a live-dwelling-stock-model leading to a national residential energy consumption model.