After studying applied mathematics at the University of Twente, I obtained my PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology with Leen Stougie, Gerhard Woeginger and Judith Keijsper. After that, I have worked as a postdoc at the University of Canterbury with Mike Steel and Charles Semple, as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania and Kenya and as a researcher at CWI in Amsterdam, funded by my personal Veni grant from NWO. Since November 2014, I am an assistant professor at TU Delft.
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New papers and preprints (a full list is here)
- Philippe Gambette, Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, Fabio Pardi and Celine Scornavacca. Do branch lengths help to locate a tree in a phylogenetic network? arXiv:1607.06285 [q-bio.PE] (2016).
- Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, Nela Lekic, Chris Whidden and Norbert Zeh, Hybridization Number on Three Rooted Binary Trees is EPT, accepted to appear in SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. (arXiv)
- James Oldman, Taoyang Wu, Leo van Iersel and Vincent Moulton. TriLoNet: Piecing together small networks to reconstruct reticulate evolutionary histories. Molecular Biology and Evolution, doi:10.1093/molbev/msw068.
- Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk and Celine Scornavacca, Kernelizations for the hybridization number problem on multiple nonbinary trees. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 82(6): 1075–1089 (2016). (arXiv) Preliminary version in WG 2014. LNCS 8747, 299-311 (2014). Software: Treeduce.
- Laura Jetten and Leo van Iersel. Nonbinary tree-based phylogenetic networks. arXiv:1601.04974 [q-bio.PE] (2016).
- Steven Kelk, Leo van Iersel, Celine Scornavacca and Mathias Weller. Phylogenetic incongruence through the lens of Monadic Second Order logic. Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, 20(2): 189-215 (2016).
- Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, Nela Lekic and Simone Linz. Satisfying ternary permutation constraints by multiple linear orders or phylogenetic trees. Theoretical Computer Science, 609 (1): 1-21 (2016). (arXiv)
- Péter L. Erdős, Stephen G. Hartke, Leo van Iersel and István Miklós. Graph realizations constrained by skeleton graphs. arXiv:1508.00542 [math.CO] (2015).
- Leo van Iersel. Hoe zijn ze verwant? Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/16 (3): 174-178 (2015).