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 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 as a guest associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2019). 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.


  • 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.
  • February 2019: I am presenting the work of our group on flow-based market coupling at a market design expert workshop at ENTSO-E on February 27, 2019.
  • 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 on March 3 - 8, 2019.
  • 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, and as a member of the Basil Papadias award 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.