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
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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 2021: Congratulations to Alexandre De Canniere for winning the CREG Prize 2020 for his masters thesis Convex hull pricing in local energy markets.
  • January 2021: The Belgian regulator publishes a summary of our recent studies on the implementation of scarcity pricing in Belgium, accompanied by a note on frequently asked questions.
  • December 2020: The CORE Energy Days 2020 conference videos and presentations are available here.
  • December 2020: Thanks to the Florence School of Regulation for an opportunity to discuss the implementation of scarcity pricing in the EU electricity market, see youtube video here.
  • November 2020: I have been invited at the Florence School of Regulation to discuss scarcity pricing on December 9, 2020.
  • October 2020: Join us online in celebrating the graduation of PhD candidates Yuting Mou, Gilles Bertrand and Ilys Mezghani in the Energy Days 2020.
  • September 2020: I have been invited as a panelist at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Market Symposium to discuss "Data Analytics to Support Decision-Making" on October 22, 2020.
  • August 2020: Nicolas Stevens will be joining the team as a PhD student in November, welcome Nicolas!
  • July 2020: Norwegian TSO Statnett publishes a report prepared with our study on hierarchical balancing in zonal markets.
  • June 2020: We are celebrating the graduation of Yuting Mou, and the upcoming graduation of Ilys Mezghani and Gilles Bertrand, with a two-day conference at UCLouvain to be held December 7-8, 2020.
  • April 2020: I will be delivering a presentation at the Council for European Energy Regulators on the implementation of scarcity pricing in EU markets in September 2020.
  • 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.