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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 the founding member of the research group Graphs at Ryerson (G@R) and an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University. 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 on the Editorial Board of Contributions to Discrete Mathematics, and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Internet Mathematics. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mathematical Society, the BIRS Board of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the NSERC Mathematics and Statistics Liaison Committee. I served on the NSERC Evaluation Group for Mathematics and Statistics, where I was past Chair of the Pure Mathematics section. 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

We're hiring a post-doc in discrete math for September 1, 2021.

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


I'm on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 2021 CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver.

Graph Searching in Canada (GRASCan), Co-Chair August 5 and 6, 2021.

Giving a talk on EDI at the 2021 Ottawa Mathematics Conference.

I'm a panelist in the Lunch in the Time of COVID series. The topic is on organizing academic conferences.

Combinatorics, Game Theory, and Optimisation Seminar, London School of Economics, January 28, 2021.

AARMS Atlantic Graph Theory zoom seminar, February 10, 2021.

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

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

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