Kateřina Staňková
Assistant Professor in Game Theory

MSc & Bc project proposals

Phone: +31 (0)43 38 82726
          +31 (0)15 27 82511
E-mail: click here

By: LinkedIn      Katerina Stanková

Visiting addresses:

Room 1.006
Networks and Strategic Optimization
Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering
Maastricht University
Bouillonstraat 8-10
6211 LH Maastricht
The Netherlands
How to find my office?

Room HB05.270
Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

Postal address:
Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands

           (Nov 2017) Currently I am looking for student assistants for course Calculus (for DKE students), Feb/March 2018, preferably MSc or PhD students. Please contact me if you are interested.


Main research interests:                   
  • Dynamic game theory in modeling and control of complex systems (recently mostly modeling tumorigenesis, evolutionary enlightened cancer treatment, and arthrophod predator-prey systems)
  • (inverse) Stackelberg games
  • Spatial and nonspatial evolutionary game theory

I am in the consortium of the recently granted project Four C Modelling. Within this project, I am collaborating with UIC Chicago and Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Florida) on development of game theoretical methods to understand and treat cancer.

I am co-organizing a Lorentz Workshop "Understanding Cancer Through Evolutionary Game Theory", taking place in Leiden, The Netherlands, Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2018. Find more information here.

I work at the Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering. Do you know what the Knowledge Engineering is?

For Bachelor and Master thesis projects see this page

Some (rather randomly picked) recent papers/book chapters:
  • "A game theoretical approach to microbial coexistence" - together with M. Abrudan, L. You, and F. Thuisjman, Annals of the International Society for Dynamic Games, Advances in Dynamic Games, Vol. 14, pp. 267-28, 2016.
  • "The adaptive dynamics of life histories: From fitness-returns to selection gradients and Pontryagin's maximum principle" - together with J.A.J. Metz and J. Johansson, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 72, No. 4, pp. 1125-52, 2016.
  • "Game theory as a conceptual framework for managing insect pests" - together with J.S. Brown, Current Opinion in Insect Science, Vol. 21, pp. 26-32, 2017.
  • "Spatial vs. non-spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics in a tumor growth model" - together with L. You, J.S. Brown, R.A. Gatenby, J. Zhang, F. Thuijsman, and J.J. Cunningham, to appear in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2017.
  • "Model Predictive Control for Optimal Treatment in a Spatial Cancer Game" - together with F. J. Muros, J. M. Maestre, and L. You, to appear in the Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2017.