After studying applied mathematics at the University of Twente, I obtained my PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology. After that, I have worked as a postdoc at the University of Canterbury, as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania and Kenya and as a researcher at CWI in Amsterdam. In 2014, I joined TU Delft, where I’m currently an associate professor.
Currently, I do not have any open PhD or postdoc positions.
New papers and preprints (a full list is here)
- Sander Borst, Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones and Steven Kelk. New FPT algorithms for finding the temporal hybridization number for sets of phylogenetic trees. arXiv:2007.13615 [cs.DS] (2020).
- Elizabeth Gross, Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Colby Long and Yukihiro Murakami. Distinguishing level-1 phylogenetic networks on the basis of data generated by Markov processes. arXiv:2007.08782 [q-bio.PE] (2020).
- Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Yukihiro Murakami and Norbert Zeh. A Unifying Characterization of Tree-based Networks and Orchard Networks using Cherry Covers. arXiv:2004.07677 [math.CO] (2020).
- Leo van Iersel, Vincent Moulton and Yukihiro Murakami. Reconstructibility of unrooted level-k phylogenetic networks from distances. Accepted to appear in Advances in Applied Mathematics. arXiv:1910.13853 [math.CO] (2019).
- Mark Jones, Philippe Gambette, Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Steven Kelk, Fabio Pardi and Celine Scornavacca. Cutting an alignment with Ockham’s razor. arXiv:1910.11041 [q-bio.PE] (2019).
- Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Yukihiro Murakami and Norbert Zeh. A Practical Fixed-Parameter Algorithm for Constructing Tree-Child Networks from Multiple Binary Trees. arXiv:1907.08474 [cs.DM] (2019).
- Katharina T. Huber, Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Vincent Moulton, Yukihiro Murakami and Charles Semple. Rooting for phylogenetic networks. arXiv:1906.07430 [cs.DS] (2019).
- Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones and Steven Kelk. A third strike against perfect phylogeny. Systematic Biology, 68(5):814–827 (2019). (arXiv)
- Leo van Iersel. Hoe zijn ze verwant? Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/16 (3): 174-178 (2015).
- ENW-GROOT grant “Optimization for and with Machine Learning” funded by NWO, co-applicant.
- ENW-KLEIN grant “Treewidth Parameterizations of Network Construction Problems in Phylogenetics” funded by NWO.
- Vidi grant “Encoding, reconstructing and comparing complex evolutionary scenarios” funded by NWO.
- Veni grant “Bringing phylogenetic networks to life” funded by NWO.
- Distinguishability in genealogical phylogenetic networks, 13 – 17 August 2018, Lorentz Center, Leiden. Scientific organizers: Leo van Iersel, Steven Kelk, David Morrison and Celine Scornavacca.
- Utilizing Genealogical Phylogenetic Networks in Evolutionary Biology: Touching the Data, 7-11 July 2014, Lorentz Center, Leiden.
- The Future of Phylogenetic Networks, 15-19 October 2012, Lorentz Center, Leiden.
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