Steven Kelk's homepage

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where I am the team leader of the Algorithms, Complexity and Optimization (ALGOPT) group. My contact details are here. I am vice-chair of the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA).

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 graph theory, phylogenetics, fixed parameter tractability, approximation algorithms and (more generally) combinatorial optimization within computational biology. Here is a short video about my research.

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 been transferred, so if you cannot find something (and have already tried changing the prefix of the URL to don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Maastricht students: I am also available for bachelor and masters projects, see pages 13-20 of these slides for the possible themes (and this page for past graduation projects).

2018 Lorentz workshop: 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:


(see also my Google Scholar and DBLP pages -- note that DBLP only indexes my computer science publications, some bio(informatics) and math publications are missing.)

Links to pages of some regular co-authors

Links to books (etc.) about phylogenetic networks

Software for phylogenetic networks (and trees)

Miscellaneous scientific links

Miscellaneous publications

Miscellaneous political links

Random stuff

Last updated: 21st September 2019.