Anthony Papavasiliou

ENGIE Chair and Francqui Research Professor, 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
Research group

Personal information

I am an associate professor (professeur à temps plein) at the Université catholique de Louvain. My teaching affiliation is with the department of Mathematical Engineering. My research affiliation is with the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE). I hold the ENGIE Chair and the Francqui Research Professorship.

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 a recipient of an ERC Starting Grant under the 2019 funding cycle. 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, 2020), PowerTech (2019), the ACM Workshop on Energy Market Engineering (2018, 2019), and EnergyCon (2016). I have received the 2015 INFORMS best publication award in energy. I have served as a consultant for the Belgian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas, N-SIDE, the Center for European Energy Regulators, Quantil, Stratec, and SunRun, and as a researcher for the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Palo Alto Research Center, and the E3MLab.

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.


  • February 2020: I am delivering a presentation on European markets 101 and comparison with US market structure for the EPRI ISO/RTO Market Design Tech Webcast Series.
  • February 2020: Congratulations Ignacio Aravena and LLNL team for placing first in challenge 1 of the ARPA-E grid optimization competition! Additional information on the performance of the LLNL team here.
  • February 2020: I am a speaker at the workshop on Variational Analysis and Applications for Modelling of Energy Exchange at the University of Brescia.
  • January 2020: I will be offering a course on optimization and electricity markets to the European Network of Transmission System Operators in May 2020.
  • January 2020: I am presenting an introduction to European electricity market design at the Winter School Workshop organized by NTNU and NHH in Oppdal, Norway, on March 29 - April 1st, 2020.
  • November 2020: UCLouvain will be hosting the 4th Jump-dev workshop on June 15-17, 2020.
  • October 2019: The Belgian TSO ELIA publishes previous-day scarcity prices for Belgium.
  • October 2019: Our group has been awarded funding for the FEVER project by the European Commission under the LC-SC3 funding scheme.
  • September 2019: I have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant for the ICEBERG proposal.
  • September 2019: The Belgian regulator publishes a report with our study, that proposes the introduction of a real-time market for reserve capacity in Belgium
  • June 2019: Quentin Lété is awarded an FNRS doctoral fellowship, awarded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique. Congratulations Quentin!
  • May 2019: I am a speaker at the 95th plenary session of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group. I will be presenting the work of our group on the introduction of scarcity pricing to the Belgian real-time electricity market on June 14, 2019.
  • March 2019: I am delivering a short presentation on nodal and zonal pricing at the 14th EU-US regulators' round table on March 18, 2019.