Simone Linz is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland. 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.
Upcoming / Recent.
September – December 2024: Co-organiser, 3-month programme Theory, Methods, and Applications of Quantitative Phylogenomics, ICERM.
September 2023: Co-organiser, 1-month programme Mathematics of Evolution: Phylogenetic Trees and Networks, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore.
December 2022: Invited speaker, 44th Australasian Combinatorics Conference.
Since September 2020: Co-organizer (with Dr Kristina Wicke), Online seminar series Algorithms and Complexity in Phylogenetics Goes Online.
2021 Marsden Fund Grant (sole PI) for 3 years, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi.
2021 Catalyst Seeding Fund for 2 years, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, to establish a new research partnership in theoretical computer science between Auckland, Berlin, and Marburg.
2016 Faculty Research Development Fund for New Staff for 2 years, awarded by the University of Auckland.
2015 Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant (sole PI) for 3 years, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi.
2011 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for 3 years, awarded by the European Commission.
School of Computer Science, University of Auckland
Centre for Computational Evolution, University of Auckland