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Katarína Boďová

Assistant Professor



Contact information:

Office: M 236

Phone: (+421) 260 295 713

Email: bodova(at)





Department of Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Mathematics

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University

Mlynská dolina 84248, Bratislava, Slovakia






Recent news


·       Accepted to Physical biology: data analysis of SARS-CoV-2 growth trends and connection to compartment based models (arXiv).

·       Received a grant from the Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic (VEGA) on Approximate methods for the study of complex systems.


·       Discussion about the future of data science in SR (link).

·       A short article for high school students on plant mating, written for the  correspondence seminar STEB (EN, SK)

·       An article  summarizing my research on plant self-incompatibility was published in Informační listy GSGM.

·       A science popularization talk within the series Vedatour can be found here.


·       Received the prize of Dr. Ludmila Sedlárová-Rabanová , more information here, and an interview in SME.

·       The story of self-incompatibility in plants explained in Science Daily.

·       Our paper on Dynamic Maximum Entropy approximation can be found here (free access until August 7, 2018)

·       Our paper (bioRxiv) explaining evolution of self-incompatibility in plants has been accepted to Genetics.

·       A short article, describing our latest research can be found here .

·       Just published: our novel approach to study animal behavior was published in PLOS ONE .


·       Our recent paper on Dynamic MaxEnt approximation, accepted to Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena appeared online.

·       I joined the Department of Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Mathematics, Comenius University in November 2017 under the reintegration scheme Návraty domov.


Education and work experience:

2017 — Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Mathematics, Comenius University, Bratislava

2013 — 2017 PostDoc, IST Austria in the groups Tkačik, Barton

2009 — 2013 Researcher, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Comenius University, Bratislava

2004 — 2009 PhD in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

1999 — 2004 Mgr. in Mathematics of Economy and Finance, Comenius University, Bratislava