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

           (June 2018) My teaching period is almost over, thus soon this website gets an update! Please contact me if you are interested in a publication which you cannot find yet here.


Main research interests:                   
  • Dynamic game theory in modeling and control of complex systems (recently mostly modeling tumorigenesis, evolutionary enlightened cancer treatment as a Stackelberg game, and pest management systems)
  • (inverse) Stackelberg games
  • Spatial and nonspatial evolutionary game theory

I am in the consortium of the EU RISEproject 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 have co-organized 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 Two-Phenotype Model of Immune Evasion by Cancer Cells" - together with P. Bayer and J.S. Brown, Journal of Theoretical Biology, accepted in July 2018
  • "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, 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.