Dr Tony Downward

PhD, BE

Teaching | Current

  • ENGSCI 255 - Modelling in Operations Research
  • ENGSCI 760 - Algorithms for Optimisation
  • ENGSCI 762 - Scheduling and Optimisation

Areas of expertise

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

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Secretary of the Operations Research Society of New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ruddell, K., Downward, A., & Philpott, A. (2018). Market power and forward prices. Economics Letters, 166, 6-9. 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.02.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott
  • Dowson, O., Philpott, A., Mason, A., & Downward, A. (2018). A multi-stage stochastic optimization model of a pastoral dairy farm. European Journal of Operational Research10.1016/j.ejor.2018.10.033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott, Andrew Mason
  • Downward, A. (2017). Investments for disaster mitigation given the uncertain effects of climate change. Paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX, USA. 22 October - 25 October 2017.
  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42043
    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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42122
    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

Contact details

Primary office location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand