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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

Ryerson University campus is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I remain hard at work creating new mathematics and telling new stories.

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

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

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


My usual conference schedule in the spring/summer would list at least a half dozen talks or events. All conferences cancelled or postponed until late due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meanwhile, we are hosting the Graph Searching Online seminar series. Please contact me for more info.

We've postponed the following until November. Fingers crossed!

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