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, 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, 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.


  • January 2019: I will be offering a workshop on transmission capacity allocation to the Council of European Energy Regulators in April 2019.
  • January 2019: I have been invited as a speaker at the 2019 NTNU PhD winter school in energy systems and markets which will take place in March.
  • January 2019: I have been appointed as a Technical Program Committee member of the ACM Workshop on Energy Market Engineering.
  • December 2018: The Belgian TSO releases a report on the implementation of scarcity prices in Belgium. The study has been realized in close cooperation with the Belgian regulatory authority and our group.
  • December 2018: I have been appointed as a member of the IEEE PES PowerTech 2019 international advisory committee.
  • November 2018: I will be a speaker at the Energy and Market Engineering Symposium in Honor of Shmuel Oren in Berkeley, on February 16, 2019.
  • September 2018: Ignacio Aravena receives his PhD and takes up a position at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. Congratulations Ignacio!
  • August 2018: I have been invited as a speaker at the Energy Systems and Optimization Workshop in Georgia Tech, on November 15-16, 2018.
  • May 2018: I have been awarded the Francqui Foundation research professorship. The Francqui foundation research professorship is a three-year sabbatical sponsored by the Francqui Foundation.
  • 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 Lété 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 on the week of 7-11 January 2019, and the week of March 18-22, 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.