Francisco Javier Heredia

Full professor at UPC
Research area: Mathematical Modelling

PhD in Mathematics obtained at UPC


Professor of the department of statistics and operational research. Lecturer of the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Informatics and School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (UPOC), and Faculty of Economic and Business (UB). Researcher of the Group on Numerical Optimization and Modeling (UPC).

Research lines

  • Mathematical optimization
  • Stochastic programming
  • Mixed-integer nonlinear programming
  • Optimization in energy and power systems
  • Electricity markets

Selected publications

  • L. Igualada, C. Corchero, M- Cruz-Zambrano, F.J. Heredia Optimal Energy Management for a Residential Microgrid Including Vehicle-to-Grid System. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 4, 2163-2172, July 2014. DOI:10.1109/TSG.2014.2318836. Preprint available at
  • F. J. Heredia, M. J. Rider, C. Corchero, A stochastic programming model for the optimal electricity market bid problem with bilateral contracts for thermal and combined cycle units, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 193, Number 1, 107-127, 2012,DOI: 10.1007/s10479-011-0847-x. Preprint available at
  • C. Corchero, F. J. Heredia, A Stochastic Programming Model for the Thermal Optimal Day-Ahead Bid Problem with Physical Futures Contracts, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 38, Issue 11, November 2011, pages 1501-1512 . DOI:10.1016/j.cor.2011.01.008. Pre-print available at
  • F. J. Heredia, M. J. Rider, C. Corchero, “Optimal Bidding Strategies for Thermal and Generic Programming Units in the Day-ahead Electricity Market”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted. Vol. 25, no. 3, 1504-1518, Aug. 2010. DOI:10.1109/TPWRS.2009.2038269. Preprint available at
  • C.Beltran , F.J. Heredia, “An Effective Line Search for the Subgradient Method”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, vol. 125, issue 1, pp. 19, 2005 DOI: 10.1007/s10957-004-1708-4