Boris Defourny

Assistant Professor
Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Room 327

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4250
Boris Defourny

Areas of Research

Stochastic Optimization
Machine Learning
Statistical and Stochastic Modeling
Energy Systems
Electricity Markets
Operations Research


Boris Defourny earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Liege in Belgium. He also studied piano at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liege, and Japanese at the Centre d’Etudes Japonaises de l’Universite de Liege.

Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, Defourny served as associate professional specialist with the Princeton Laboratory for Energy Analysis (PENSA) in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department at Princeton University.

His research interests include stochastic optimization, robust optimization, machine learning, modeling and approximation, energy systems analysis, electricity markets, and operations planning. Defourny has presented and published his works at international conferences as well as in the U.S.

He is also part of the Lehigh University Research Cluster on Integrated Networks for Electricity, to develop advanced methods for the analysis, design and optimization of large-scale interconnected systems.