About me

  • Research Interests (Genomics)
  •     Statistical genetics
  •     Population genetics
  •     Evolutionary biology
  • Research Interests (Networks)
  •     Networks, incl. temporal networks, spatially-embedded networks
  •     Dynamical systems on networks, such as epidemic models


  • We developed software to estimate genome-wide genealogies for thousands of samples. Genealogies describe how the genetic information of present-day individuals relate to each other over millions of years. Binaries, a documentation, and toy data set can be found at


  • New paper in which we applied persistent homology to continuum percolation with disks:

    Leo Speidel, Heather A. Harrington, S. Jonathan Chapman, Mason A. Porter.
    Topological data analysis of continuum percolation with disks.
    Physical Review E 98, 012318 (2018)

    Preprint: arXiv:1804.07733

  • New book chapter on the epidemic threshold in temporally-switching networks:

    Leo Speidel, Konstantin Klemm, Víctor M. Eguíluz, Naoki Masuda.
    Epidemic threshold in temporally-switching networks.
    In Temporal Network Epidemiology (Springer, Singapore, 2017), pp. 161-177.

Education and Employment

10/2016 – Today
University of Oxford, UK
Department of Statistics
DPhil student

Supervisor: Prof. Simon Myers

10/2015 – Today
University of Oxford, UK
Doctoral Training Centre in Systems Biology (4 years program)
10/2013 – 09/2015
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Master in Mathematical Informatics

Thesis: Mathematical Analysis of Random Walks and Community Detection in Temporal Networks
Supervisor: Prof. Kazuyuki Aihara

04/2014 – 08/2015
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Research Assistant at JST, ERATO, Kawarabayashi Large Graph Project
Complex Network and Map Graph Group
10/2010 – 04/2013
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Thesis: Asynchronous Rumour Spreading on the Complete Graph and Random Graphs
Supervisor: Prof. Konstantinos Panagiotou


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Scholarship (10/2015 – 09/2019)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for graduate students (04/2014 – 09/2015)
Germany Scholarship (04/2011 – 03/2012)