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

Personal information

I am an associate professor (chargé de cours définitif) 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 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, Stratec, 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.


  • May 2018: I have been awarded the Francqui Foundation research professorship.
  • 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