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Anthony Bonato

Chair, Mathematics, Ryerson University

Anthony Bonato’s research is in Graph Theory, with applications to the modelling of real-world complex networks such as the web graph and on-line social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. He has authored over 70 papers in journals and conference proceedings with 30 co-authors. His books "A Course on the Web Graph" (2008) and “The Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs” (2011, joint with R. Nowakowski) were published by the American Mathematical Society.  Bonato’s research is supported by grants from NSERC, MITACS, and Ryerson.  He has delivered over 20 invited addresses at international conferences in North America, Europe, and India. He is the founding member of the research group Graphs at Ryerson ([email protected]) and a member of Ryerson Applied Mathematics Laboratory (RAMLab). Bonato has supervised 6 postdoctoral fellows, two doctoral students, and 8 Masters students. In 2009, he was awarded a Ryerson Faculty SRC Award for excellence in research.

Bonato is currently the Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Ryerson, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Internet Mathematics. He served on a number of University, Faculty, and Department committees at several universities across Canada, serves on the Board of Directors of Mprime, and completed a term on the Board of Directors of MITACS in 2008. In 2007, he co-chaired the 5th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph, held in San Diego.  He taught over 40 undergraduate and graduate courses at Ryerson, Dalhousie, Laurier, Mount Allison, and Waterloo, and was recently nominated for TVO’s Best Lecturer Competition, 2010.