Simone Linz is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, and a Principal Investigator of the Centre for Computational Evolution. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, she worked at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
Her research interests include algorithmic and mathematical questions related to phylogenetics — in particular, phylogenetic (evolutionary) trees and networks.
In 2016, she participated in the year-long Women in Leadership Programme at the University of Auckland.
2016 Faculty Research Development Fund for New Staff for two years, awarded by the University of Auckland.
2015 Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant (PI) for three years, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
2011 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for three years, awarded by the European Commission.