Dr Tony Downward


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)

  • Habibian, M., Zakeri, G., Downward, A., Anjos, M. F., & Ferris, M. (2020). Co-optimization of demand response and interruptible load reserve offers for a price-making major consumer. ENERGY SYSTEMS-OPTIMIZATION MODELING SIMULATION AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS, 11 (1), 45-71. 10.1007/s12667-018-0312-x
  • Habibian, M., Downward, A., & Zakeri, G. (2020). Multistage stochastic demand-side management for price-making major consumers of electricity in a co-optimized energy and reserve market. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 280 (2), 671-688. 10.1016/j.ejor.2019.07.037
  • Downward, A., Dowson, O., & Baucke, R. (2020). Stochastic dual dynamic programming with stagewise-dependent objective uncertainty. OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 48 (1), 33-39. 10.1016/j.orl.2019.11.002
  • Downward, A., Chowdhury, S., & Jayalath, C. (2019). An investigation of route-choice in integrated public transport networks by risk-averse users. PUBLIC TRANSPORT, 11 (1), 89-110. 10.1007/s12469-019-00194-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Subeh Chowdhury
  • Dowson, O., Philpott, A., Mason, A., & Downward, A. (2019). A multi-stage stochastic optimization model of a pastoral dairy farm. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 274 (3), 1077-1089. 10.1016/j.ejor.2018.10.033
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott, Andrew Mason
  • 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
  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andy Philpott

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 411
New Zealand