Steven Kelk's homepage

Since February 2011 I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where I work within the Networks and Strategic Optimization (NSO) cluster. My contact details are here.

Between 2004 and 2010 I was a postdoc in the Life Sciences cluster of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, in the subgroup Combinatorial Problems in Biology. I obtained my PhD in late 2003 from the Algorithms and Computational Complexity Research Group at the University of Warwick. My supervisor was Leslie Goldberg. My main research interests are approximation algorithms, phylogenetic networks, graph theory, fixed parameter tractability and (more generally) combinatorial optimization within computational biology.

Outside university I am active on issues relating to public services, particularly housing and education, and I am a board member of Housing Association Soweto.

Please note: this website was migrated from my old CWI webpage in March 2011. Not all files have yet been transferred, so if you cannot find something (and have already tried changing the prefix of the URL to http://skelk.sdf-eu.org/) don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Maastricht students: I am also available for bachelor and masters projects, see these slides for the possible themes (and this page for past graduation projects).

Lorentz Center workshop

The Future of Phylogenetic Networks

 15 – 19 October 2012
Leiden, Netherlands


       Scientific organizers:
  • Leo van Iersel (Amsterdam)
  • Steven Kelk (Maastricht)
  • David Morrison (Uppsala)
  • Leen Stougie (Amsterdam)
Follow-up in July 2014! Click image below:

Publications/Papers

(See also the website of my co-authors Leo van Iersel and Celine Scornavacca.)

Links to books (etc.) about phylogenetic networks

Software for phylogenetic networks

Miscellaneous publications

Miscellaneous scientific links

Miscellaneous political links


Last updated: 31st July, 2014.