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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 serve as Chair of the Pure Mathematics section on the NSERC Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, 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

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 the Massey Ryerson Fellow at Massey College for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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

I am Chair of the Pure Math group within NSERC Discovery Grants Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group.

Upcoming Conferences and Talks


Symmetry Breaking in Discrete Structures, Casa Matematica, Oaxaca, Mexico,

15th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia, May 2018, co-chair.

CRM-ISM Colloquium at Universite Laval, Quebec City, December 2017.

PIMS-University of Manitoba Distinguished Lecture, November 2017.

Combinatorics Seminar Series, University of Manitoba, November 2017.

Ada Lovelace Day at the Fields Institute, Equity, diversity and inclusion in mathematics - present and future, Panel member, October 2017.

6th Graph Searching in Canada (GRASCan'17), Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, August 7-8, 2017, co-chair.

Workshop on Random Geometric Graphs and Their Applications to Complex Networks, Fields Institute, June 2017, speaker.