Miguel F. Anjos
Polytechnique Montréal
Full professor, Canada Research Chair in Discrete Nonlinear Optimization in Engineering
Specialist In Mathematical optimization and engineering applications



The energy sector, including power generation, is changing as environmental concerns rise. We must therefore rethink the ways we produce, transport and consume energy in order to meet demand and reduce the economic and environmental costs. Theoretical solutions may be addressed as complex optimization problems in order to assess their viability.

Professor Anjos has focused his research on mathematical optimization theory, algorithms and applications. In concrete terms, he aims to resolve issues related to power generation management and smart energy networks. He develops models for energy markets, production unit engagement, increased capacity and demand management. Supported by corporations such as Hydro-Québec and Schneider Electric Canada, his work has been published in leading international scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Mathematical Programming, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and The Electricity Journal.

Professor Anjos earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a master’s from Stanford University and a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He is the founder and director of the Trottier Energy Institute, which was inaugurated in May 2013 to secure the energy future in Québec, Canada and around the world and foster dialogue between energy and public sector stakeholders. He has also advised organizations including the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and the Trottier Energy Futures Project as an expert consultant.

Awards and honours

Miguel F. Anjos was awarded the 2009 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, the 2012 and 2013 Méritas as best professor at the graduate level and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his exceptional contribution to the field of mathematical optimization and its industrial applications. In 2015, he was appointed Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering—one of the highest honours granted to engineers.

More information on Prof. Miguel F. Anjos

M. Anjos personal website
Canada Research Chair in Discrete Nonlinear Optimization in Engineering