Prof. Jetty Kleijn (Chair)

Leiden University, the Netherlands


Jetty Kleijn is an associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a long time visiting fellow of the School of Computing of Newcastle University, UK. In 2015 she was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. She is the head of  the Theory Group of LIACS and is also affiliated with LIACS’ Bioinformatics Group.

Her research areas are theory of concurrency, bio-inspired computing and the modelling of biological systems, and theory of automata and formal languages. Currently, her research focuses on the modeling of concurrent and distributed systems with understanding and capturing concurrency phenomema in the behaviour of such systems as its underlying aim. Petri nets provide a suitable framework for this research but other models are also considered. Themes are causality, order structures, formal models inspired by biochemical processes, modeling of biological processes, and composition of and collaboration in multi-component systems.

Jetty Kleijn is ao a member of the Steering Committee for the annual Petri Net conferences, an associate editor of the LNCS Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency, and an editor of Fundamenta Informaticae.