Welington de Oliveira

Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées - CMA
Sophia Antipolis

E-mail: welington.oliveira@mines-paristech.fr

Professional interests

My research focuses mostly on optimization. It includes nonsmooth optimization, stochastic programming, mixed-integer optimization, energy and power systems management 

I have been combining theoretical research in optimization with practical issues of relevance for the industry of energy.  Some of my previous industrial applications are:
  • Schneider Electric: Frequency containment reserve optimization in an intelligent microgrid system (more info)
  • Petrobras: Petroleum management  
  • Petrobras: Natural gas management (more info)
  • LabPlan/UFSC: Optimization techniques for hydrothermal unit-commitment problems (more info)
  • Électricité de France: Power system management, the French case (more info)
  • Eletrobras-Cepel: Power system management, the Brazilian case  (more info).

Editorial Board

Short Vita


Best paper published in 2014 by the Journal Optimization Methods and Software (with Claudia Sagastizábal)
        Best PhD thesis in 2012. Sociedade Brasileira de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional - SBMAC (menção honrosa)


    • HDR: (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) Mathématiques Appliquées, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France, 2018
    • D.Sc: System Engineering and Computer Science (Optimization), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011
    • M.Sc: Applied Mathematics (Optimization), IMPA, Brazil, 2007 
    • Ed.:    Mathematics, FAFIBE, Brazil, 2003.

    Work experience

    • Mines ParisTech - CMA, France, 2020 - present: Associate Professor (with tenure)
    • Mines ParisTech - CMA, France, 2017-2020: Tenure Track
    • UERJ, Brazil, 2015-2017: Assistant Professor (with tenure - concurso público)
    • IMPA, Brazil, 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow of Excellence
    • INRIA, France, 2011: Postdoctoral Fellow
    • ELETROBRAS-CEPEL, Brazil, 2005-2011: Researcher (with tenure - concurso público)