Dr Simone Linz
Simone Linz is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland and an Associate Investigator of Te Pūnaha Matatini - The Centre for Complex Systems and Networks (CoRE).
Prior to joining the University of Auckland, she was a Marie Curie Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury and in the Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Tübingen, funded by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship and awarded by the European Commission.
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Research | Current
Mathematical and computational biology; in particular algorithmic and combinatorial problems arising in phylogenetics, i.e. the reconstruction and analysis of evolutionary trees and networks.
Teaching | Current
2020 S1 COMPSCI 720
2120 S2 COMPSCI 220
All teaching material is available on Canvas.
Current PhD students:
- Jonathan Klawitter
- Nguyet Tran
2015 Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant (PI) for three years, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
2015 Selected participant of the year-long Women in Leadership Programme 2016 at the University of Auckland.
2011 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for three years, awarded by the European Commission.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Döcker J, Linz, S., & Semple, C. (2019). Displaying trees across two phylogenetic networks. Theoretical Computer Science, 796, 129-146. 10.1016/j.tcs.2019.09.003
- Kelk, S., & Linz, S. (2019). A tight kernel for computing the tree bisection and reconnection distance between two phylogenetic trees. SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 33 (3), 1556-1574. 10.1137/18M122724X
- Döcker J, van Iersel, L., Kelk, S., & Linz, S. (2019). Deciding the existence of a cherry-picking sequence is hard on two trees. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 260, 131-143. 10.1016/j.dam.2019.01.031
- Linz, S., & Semple, C. (2019). Attaching leaves and picking cherries to characterise the hybridisation number for a set of phylogenies. Advances in Applied Mathematics, 105, 102-129. 10.1016/j.aam.2019.01.004
- Klawitter, J., & Linz, S. (2019). On the subnet prune and regraft distance. Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 26 (2).
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jonathan Klawitter
- Döcker J, & Linz, S. (2017). On the existence of a cherry-picking sequence. Theoretical Computer Science10.1016/j.tcs.2017.12.005
- Bordewich, M., Linz, S., & Semple, C. (2017). Lost in space? Generalising subtree prune and regraft to spaces of phylogenetic networks. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 423, 1-12. 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.03.032
- Bryant, C., Fischer, M., Linz, S., & Semple, C. (2017). On the quirks of maximum parsimony and likelihood on phylogenetic networks. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 417, 100-108. 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.013