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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've joined the BIRS Board of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

I renewed my NSERC Discovery Grant at $48,000 per year, for five years.

I won the 2019 YSGS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education.

Take a look at my books: Limitless Minds: Interviews with Mathematicians, Graph Searching Games and Probabilistic Methods, The Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs and A Course on the Web Graph.

I won the 2018 Deans' Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award for research excellence.

Upcoming Conferences and Talks


LGBTQ+Math Day Speaker and Chair, November 18, 2020, Chair and speaker.

Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS'21), Program Committee.

JMM Special Session on Applied Combinatorial Methods, January 9, 2021.

Intersections of Mathematical and Non-Mathematical Identities, Teaching and Diversity Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 14, 2020.

All conferences in the summer of 2020 were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I co-hosted the Graph Searching Online seminar series.