Anthony Papavasiliou

ENGIE Chair, Energy Economics and Energy Risk Management, Université catholique de Louvain

CORE, Université catholique de Louvain
Voie du Roman Pays 34, Office b.114
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Email: anthony [dot] papavasiliou [at] uclouvain [dot] be
Phone: +32 (0)10 474325
Academic work

Personal information

I am a tenured assistant professor (chargé de cours définitif) in the department of Mathematical Engineering in the Université catholique de Louvain. I am also affiliated with the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Quantitative Modeling and Analysis (IMMAQ). Formerly I completed my PhD and post-doctoral research at the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley, working with Professor Shmuel Oren. My work is focused on the impacts of large-scale renewable energy integration and demand response integration on power system operations and power markets. I completed my undergratuate studies at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a focus on electric power systems and power electronics.

I have received the 2015 INFORMS best publication award in energy. I have served as a researcher at the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Palo Alto Research Center, the E3MLab and as a consultant for the Belgian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas, n-Side, Quantil and SunRun. I have served in the technical program committees of the Power Systems Computation Conference (2016) and EnergyCon (2016). I will be serving in the technical program committee of the Power Systems Computation Conference (2018).

Open Research Positions

One PhD position and one post-doctoral position are available. Additional information on the topics, eligibility, deadlines and application process is available here.


  • December 2016: Gilles Bertrand wins the FRIA research grant of the National Research Scientific Fund (FNRS)
  • October 2016: I am presenting work on an asynchronous distributed algorithm for solving stochastic unit commitment at the University of Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization seminar
  • June 2016: William Hogan (Harvard University) is contributing to the concluding workshop of our study on capacity remuneration under conditions of scarcity on June 17th
  • May 2016: Mario Pereira (PSR Brazil), Alex Shapiro (Georgia Tech) and Andy Sun (Georgia Tech) accept our invitation to contribute to a sponsored session for celebrating the 50th anniversary at CORE on May 24th-27th
  • March 28 - April 1, 2016: I am presenting work on the application of high performance computing to stochastic unit commitment as an invited speaker at the workshop on Analysis and Applications of Stochastic Systems at IMPA, Brazil
  • February 22-23, 2016: I am visiting the Precourt Institute for Energy and the department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University
  • December 3-4 2015: I am teaching two 2-hour courses on the simulation of energy markets at the National Technical University of Athens