Dr Tony Downward


Teaching | Current

  • ENGSCI 111 - Mathematical Modelling 1
  • ENGSCI 255 - Modelling in Operations Research
  • ENGSCI 760 - Algorithms for Optimisation

Areas of expertise

  • Electricity markets
  • Game theory
  • Spatial optimization
  • Nonlinear programming
  • Complementarity problems

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ruddell, K., Philpott, A. B., & Downward, A. (2017). Supply Function Equilibrium with Taxed Benefits. Operations Research, 65 (1), 1-18. 10.1287/opre.2016.1555
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott
  • Downward, A., Young, D., & Zakeri, G. (2016). Electricity retail contracting under risk-aversion. European Journal of Operational Research, 251 (3), 846-859. 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.11.040
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Golbon Zakeri
  • Dowson, O., Philpott, A., Mason, A., & Downward, A. (2016). MOO: The Milk Output Optimiser: A management tool for New Zealand dairy farmers. Paper presented at 2015 Joint NZSA+ORSNZ Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. 24 November - 26 November 2015. (pp. 12).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott, Andrew Mason
  • Downward, A., Tsai, D., & Weng, Y. (2014). Multi-node offer stack optimization over electricity networks. In K. Sheibani, R. Montemanni, T. Nordlander, P. Hirsch, M. Vanhoucke (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Management Science volume 6, 6, 228-238. Vancouver, BC Canada: Tadbir Operational Research Group Ltd. Related URL.
  • Goodger, B., Walker, C. G., & Downward, A. (2014). Developing online heuristics and a near optimal benchmark for apple packing. Paper presented at 2014 Joint NZSA+ORSNZ Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 23 November - 26 November 2014. (pp. 10). Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Walker
  • Downward, A., Tsai, Y., Weng, Y., & Zakeri, G. (2013). Multi-node offer stack optimisation over electricity networks. Paper presented at 47th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ, Hamilton, New Zealand. 24 November - 27 November 2013. Related URL.
  • Croft, A., Boys, J., Covic, G., & Downward, A. (2013). Benchmarking optimal utilisation of residential distributed generation with load control. Paper presented at ICRERA 2013, Madrid, Spain. 20 October - 23 October 2013. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Grant Covic
  • Khazaei, J., Downward, A., & Zakeri, G. (2013). Modelling counter-intuitive effects on cost and air pollution from intermittent generation. Annals of Operations Research10.1007/s10479-012-1281-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Golbon Zakeri

Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand