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Dr Felipe Maldonado

Lecturer
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr Felipe Maldonado

Profile

Biography

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, at the University of Essex. Before that I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Munich (Department of Informatics) working with Martin Bichler on electricity market design. Before moving to Germany, I did my PhD studies at the Australian National University (School of Computer Science), working with Pascal Van Hentenryck and Gerardo Berbeglia. During my stay in Australia I was also part of CSIRO-Data61. Prior to that I worked for 2 years at the University of Concepcion as a sessional lecturer. Before that I studied Mathematical Engineering at the University of Chile, and I worked with Roberto Cominetti on my final thesis. Interests Reinforcement Learning Energy Analytics and Market Design Game Theory Operational Research Consumer Behaviour and Network Effects

Qualifications

  • PhD Australian National University, (2019)

  • Mathematical Engineering (BA + MSc) University of Chile, (2012)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Data Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (5/7/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Decision Sciences & Systems, Technical University Munich (1/10/2019 - 30/6/2021)

  • PhD Researcher, Data61, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (5/7/2015 - 31/7/2019)

  • Research Visitor Scholar, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan (2/11/2015 - 31/5/2016)

  • Instructor, Department of Mathematical Engineering, University of Concepcion (1/3/2013 - 30/1/2015)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Supply Chain & Logistics - Machine Learning Approach

Use of techniques such as Reinforcement Learning and Monte Carlo Tree Search for traditional problems of Supply Chain and Logistics.

Open to supervise

Market Design and Optimisation

With a particular focus on Energy Markets with a strong presence of renewables and an active demand side.

Open to supervise

Revenue Management

Studying problems such as optimal assortment, pricing. Ranking selection and analysis of consumer behaviour.

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Databases and data processing with SQL (MA332)

  • Dynamic programming and reinforcement learning (MA338)

Publications

Journal articles (5)

Bichler, M., Buhl, HU., Knörr, J., Maldonado, F., Schott, P., Waldherr, S. and Weibelzahl, M., (2022). Electricity Markets in a Time of Change: A Call to Arms for Business Research. Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research. 74 (1), 77-102

Maldonado, F. and Saumweber, A., (2022). Why Do Pricing Rules Matter? Electricity Market Design with Electric Vehicle Participants. World Electric Vehicle Journal. 13 (8), 143-143

Martin, B., Johannes, K. and Maldonado, F., (2022). Pricing in Non-Convex Markets: How to Price Electricity in the Presence of Demand Response. Information Systems Research

Maldonado, F., Van Hentenryck, P., Berbeglia, G. and Berbeglia, F., (2018). Popularity signals in trial-offer markets with social influence and position bias. European Journal of Operational Research. 266 (2), 775-793

Maldonado, F., Van Hentenryck, P., Berbeglia, G. and Berbeglia, F., (2018). Popularity signals in trial-offer markets with social influence and position bias. European Journal of Operational Research. 266 (2), 775-793

Conferences (2)

Abeliuk, A., Berbeglia, G., Maldonado, F. and Van Hentenryck, P., (2016). Asymptotic optimality of myopic optimization in trial-offer markets with social influence

Van Hentenryck, P., Abeliuk, A., Berbeglia, F., Maldonado, F. and Berbeglia, G., (2016). Aligning popularity and quality in online cultural markets

Reports and Papers (2)

Ashour Novirdoust, A., Bichler, M., Bojung, C., Buhl, HU., Fridgen, G., Gretschko, V., Hanny, L., Knörr, J., Maldonado, F., Neuhoff, K., Neumann, C., Ott, M., Richstein, JC., Rinck, M., Schöpf, M., Schott, P., Sitzmann, A., Wagner, J., Wagner, J. and Weibelzahl, M., (2021). Electricity Spot Market Design 2030-2050

Maldonado, F., Berbeglia, G. and Hentenryck, PV., (2020). Pricing under a multinomial logit model with non linear network effects

Contact

felipe.maldonado@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876231

Location:

2.528, Colchester Campus