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 address:

Room 1.006
Team Dynamic Game Theory
Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering
Maastricht University
Bouillonstraat 8-10
6211 LH Maastricht
The Netherlands
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Postal address:
Team Dynamic Game Theory
Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands


Main research interests:                   
  • (inverse) Stackelberg games
  • Spatial and nonspatial evolutionary game theory
  • Dynamic game theory in modeling and control of complex systems (recently mostly modeling tumorigenesis, cancer treatment as a Stackelberg game, and pest management systems)
Bits and pieces:                   
  • Since September 2018 I coordinate team "Dynamic Game Theory" within my department. As this team was established very recently, the dedicated website is being prepared.
  • In November 2018 I co-led a team which won the first prize at the Integrated Mathematical Oncology workshop. Among others, we got a startup money to continue with our work on designing evolutionary treatment for metastatic thyroid cancer. More information can be found here.
  • I am in the consortium of the EU RISE 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 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.
  • Since September 2018, I am a diversity representative of Maastricht University for both mathematics and computer science.

For Bachelor and Master thesis projects see this page

Some (rather randomly picked) recent papers/book chapters:
  • "Optimizing Cancer Treatment Using Game Theory" - together with J.S. Brown, W. S. Dalton and Robert A. Gatenby, JAMA Oncology, August 2018
  • "A Two-Phenotype Model of Immune Evasion by Cancer Cells" - together with P. Bayer and J.S. Brown, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 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.