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Anthony Bonato


I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ryerson University. My research interest is in graph theory, with applications to real-world complex networks and graph searching games such as Cops and Robbers. I am an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University, and I am the founding member of the research group Graphs at Ryerson (G@R). My research is supported by grants from NSERC and Ryerson, with past grants from Mprime and MITACS. I've won several awards for my research and graduate supervision, as outlined in my CV. I am co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Internet Mathematics, and I am on the Editorial Board of Contributions to Discrete Mathematics. I served as Chair of the Pure Mathematics section on the NSERC Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, Ryerson Massey Fellow, and have served on the Board of Directors of Mprime and MITACS NCE. I was the inaugural Associate Dean, Students and Programs in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and past Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Ryerson.


Latest News

I won the 2017 Deans' Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award for research excellence.

My new book Graph Searching Games and Probabilistic Methods is out. Earlier books: The Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs and A Course on the Web Graph

My blog, The Intrepid Mathematician was nominated for the Science Borealis 2017 People's Choice Awards: Canada's Favourite Science Online!

I am on sabbatical from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Upcoming Conferences and Talks


2018 CMS Winter Meeting, Vancouver, September 2018, Public lecture.

Symmetry Breaking in Discrete Structures, Casa Matematica, Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2018.

7th Graph Searching in Canada (GRASCan'18), University of Regina, August 6-7, 2018, co-chair.

SIAM Discrete Mathematics meeting, Denver, June 4-8, speaker and session organizer.

2018 Canadian Mathematical Society summer meeting, Fredericton, June 1-4, 2018, speaker.