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Anthony Bonato


I am Associate Dean, Students and Programs in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ryerson University. My research interest is in graph theory, with applications to real-world complex networks, such as the web graph, on-line social 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 won Ryerson Faculty SRC Awards in 2011 and 2009 for excellence in research, and an inaugural YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award in 2012. 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 on the NSERC Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, and have served on the Board of Directors of Mprime and MITACS NCE.

Our PhD in Mathematical Modelling and Methods has been approved to start in September, 2016! I am looking for a motivated doctoral student interested in complex networks, graph theory, and vertex pursuit games. Please contact me if you are interested. Applications will be open soon, and when admissions start, you can apply here.


Latest News

Post-doctoral research position in Graph Theory, beginning September 1, 2016.

New doctoral program in Mathematical Modelling and Methods.

I was appointed to the NSERC Discovery Grants Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group for three years.

My NSERC Discovery grant was renewed for 5 years, and I received a Ryerson Faculty of Science Discovery Accelerator award in 2015 for two years.

Visit my blog.

My Books: The Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs, 2011,

A Course on the Web Graph, 2008.

Upcoming Conferences


13th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph, Montreal, December 2016, co-chair.

Random geometric graphs and their applications to complex networks, BIRS, Banff, November 2016, Invited speaker.

East Coast Combinatorics Conference (ECCC 2016), Halifax, July 2016, Plenary speaker.

Graph Searching in Canada Conference (GRASCan 2016), Halifax, July 2016, Co-Chair.

Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC 2016), Xi'an, China, Program Committee.

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16)Boston, July 2016, Speaker.

SIAM Discrete Mathematics Conference (SIAMDM 2016)
Atlanta, June 2016, Minisymposium organizer.