Simon Mählkvist

I am a research professional from Eskilstuna, Sweden, with a Master's degree in Energy Systems from Mälardalen University. I hold an industrial affiliation with Kanthal, an organization based in Hallstahammar, recognized for its longstanding, 90-year history in manufacturing alloys specifically designed for high-temperature applications.

About Simon's thesis

This research explores the technological transformation of the iron and steel industry through advanced analytics. It employs Batch Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Cost-Sensitive Learning to optimize industrial operations. Case studies from Kanthal's factory elucidate these methodologies in practical settings. The thesis highlights the importance of intuitive, value-aligned KPIs and advocates a parsimonious approach to model selection. This study provides insights into how legacy industries can innovate and thrive amidst technological changes.