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 affiliated with the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Quantitative Modeling and Analysis (IMMAQ). 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. My work is focused on the impacts of large-scale renewable energy integration and demand response integration on power system operations and power markets. 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 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. I have served in the technical program committees of the Power Systems Computation Conference (2016) and EnergyCon (2016). I will be serving in the technical program committee of the Power Systems Computation Conference (2018).

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.


  • June 2017: Celine Gerard wins the an FNRS research grant sponsored by the National Research Scientific Fund
  • On June 7, 2017, I will be 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
  • May 2017: I have received the Bauchau prize for my proposal on unsing analytics and optimization to enable Africa to leapfrog to the energy system of the future.
  • December 2016: Gilles Bertrand wins the FRIA research grant of the National Research Scientific Fund (FNRS)
  • October 2016: I am presenting work on an asynchronous distributed algorithm for solving stochastic unit commitment at the University of Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization seminar