Felipe Maldonado

Felipe Maldonado

University Lecturer in Data Science and Optimisation

University of Essex


My name is Felipe Maldonado, 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.


  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Energy Analytics and Market Design
  • Game Theory
  • Operational Research
  • Consumer Behaviour and Network Effects


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020

    Australian National University

  • Mathematical Engineering (equivalent to a BSc + MSc), 2012

    University of Chile



Postdoctoral Researcher

Technical University of Munich

Oct 2019 – Jun 2021 Munich, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Research on Electricity Market Design in Collaboration with SynErgie Projekt.
  • Teaching and Thesis Supervision

Research Assistant

Australian National University (Research School of Economics)

Jul 2018 – Dec 2018 Canberra, Australia
Collaboration with QuantEcon on the project: Flexible, experiential learning in Economics: Implementing Interactive Lecture Notes with an Integrated Editorial Solution. Development and improvement of Sphinx extension: Jupinx.

PhD Researcher


Jul 2015 – Jul 2019 Canberra, Australia

Resposibilities include:

  • Research related to my PhD studies
  • Collaborations on applied projects (with industries)

Sessional Lecturer/Instructor

University of Concepcion

Mar 2013 – Jan 2015 Concepcion, Chile


  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Programming
  • Modelling and Simulation in Operational Research


  • Listen to my podcast session organized by the Australian Tech Company HIVERY. In the podcast we discuss about discrete choice models and their applications to Retail Industry. You can find the podcast here.

Recent posts

Recent talks

Pricing in electricity markets - an overview.
Pricing under network effects


  • felipe.maldonado@essex.ac.uk
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
  • CSEE building 2nd Floor – Room 2.528