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. Since 2014, I am an assistant professor at TU Delft.
New papers and preprints (a full list is here)
- 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).
- Yukihiro Murakami, Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones and Vincent Moulton. Reconstructing Tree-Child Networks from Reticulate-Edge-Deleted Subnetworks. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-019-00641-w. (arXiv)
- 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).
- Péter L. Erdős, Leo van Iersel and Mark Jones. Not all phylogenetic networks are leaf-reconstructible. Journal of Mathematical Biology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-019-01405-9 (2019). (arXiv)
- Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones and Steven Kelk. A third strike against perfect phylogeny. Systematic Biology, https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syz009 (2019). (arXiv)
- Teun Janssen, Céline Swennenhuis, Abdoul Bitar, Thomas Bosman, Dion Gijswijt, Leo van Iersel, Stèphane Dauzére-Pérès and Claude Yugma. Parallel Machine Scheduling with a Single Resource per Job. arXiv:1809.05009 [cs.DM] (2018).
- Leo van Iersel, Remie Janssen, Mark Jones, Yukihiro Murakami and Norbert Zeh. Polynomial-Time Algorithms for Phylogenetic Inference Problems. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, to appear. Preliminary version in AlCoB 2018, LNBI 10849: 37–49 (2018). (arXiv)
- Leo van Iersel, Mark Jones and Celine Scornavacca. Improved maximum parsimony models for phylogenetic networks. Systematic Biology, 67(3):518-542 (2018) (free-access link) (preprint).
- Leo van Iersel. Hoe zijn ze verwant? Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 5/16 (3): 174-178 (2015).
- 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.
Program Committee memberships
- Vidi grant “Encoding, reconstructing and comparing complex evolutionary scenarios” funded by NWO.
- Veni grant “Bringing phylogenetic networks to life” funded by NWO.