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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 on the NSERC Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, where I was past Chair of the Pure Mathematics section. I've 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. I was the 2017-18 Massey Ryerson Fellow.


Latest News

I'm on a full-year sabbatical starting July 1, 2019.

I won the YSGS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education.

My new book is out: Limitless Minds: Interviews with Mathematicians.

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

My 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

Upcoming Conferences and Talks


8th Graph Searching in Canada (GRASCan'19), Fields Institute, August 6-7, 2019, co-chair.

16th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph (WAW'19), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, July 6-7, 2019, keynote speaker.

CMS Summer Meeting, University of Regina, June 7-10, 2019, speaker.

7th Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM'19), Vancouver, May 28-31, 2019, speaker and panelist.

15th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC'19), Kitakyushu, Japan, April 13-16, 2019, speaker.

2019 Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP), Ottawa, January 19-20, 2019, Diversity panel.

2018 Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, December 2018, Public lecture.