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 an associate professor (chargé de cours définitif) in the department of Mathematical Engineering in the Université catholique de Louvain. I am also a faculty member at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE). 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. 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 am serving as an associate editor for Operations Research and for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. I have served in the technical program committees of the Power Systems Computation Conference (2016, 2018), the ACM Workshop on Energy Market Engineering (2018), and EnergyCon (2016). 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.

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.


  • April 2018: The Bauchau prize ceremony and CORE energy day were held on April 16. Video and slides from the events are availabe online.
  • April 2018: Quentin Lete will be joining our group in September 2018.
  • March 2018: I have been invited as a speaker to the Mathematics of Energy Systems programme at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge University in January 2019.
  • February 2018: I have been appointed as an associate editor for Operations Research.
  • January 2018: I have been appointed as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
  • January 2018: I have been appointed as a Technical Program Committee member of the ACM Workshop on Energy Market Engineering.
  • December 2017: Daniel Felipe Avila Girardot will be joining our team on June 2018 as a PhD student.
  • November 2017: I am presenting a plenary talk on scarcity pricing at the 2nd Complex Energy Systems Workshop at the University of Chile.
  • September 2017: I am presenting work on an asynchronous distributed algorithm for solving stochastic unit commitment at a LIDS talk in MIT.
  • June 2017: Celine Gerard wins an FNRS research grant sponsored by the National Research Scientific Fund
  • On June 7, 2017, I am presenting our proposal with Alex Papalexopoulos and Shmuel Oren for a market design for a decarbonized electricity market Eurelectric / Florence School of Regulation event on the electricity market of the future in Brussels