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Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: MC J424
Phone: (905) 688-5550 Ext. 3145
Email: bfarzad@brocku.ca
Teaching
Courses I have taught and/or am teaching. These courses and their resources are available through Sakai.
Research
My research interests fall in the diverse area of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. In particular, my work focuses upon graph theory, algorithmic game theory, algorithms and discrete optimization.
Selected Publications
with Dirk O. Theis, Random lifts of K5\e are 3-colourable, SIAM Journal in Discrete Mathematics, 26(1): 169-176 (2012).
with Lap Chi Lau, Van Bang Le and Nguyen Ngoc Tuy, Complexity of Finding Graph Roots with Girth Conditions, Algorithmica, 62(1-2): 38-53 (2012).
Planar Graphs without 7-cycles are 4-choosable, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 23(3): 1179-1199 (2009).
with Mike Molloy, On the edge density of 4-critical graphs, Combinatorica, 29(6): 665-689 (2009).
with Neil Olver and Adrian Vetta, A Priority-Based Model of Routing, Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science, Article #1, 2008.
with Mohammad Mahdian, Ebad S. Mahmoodian, Bardia Sadri and Amin Saberi, Forced Orientation of Graphs, Bulletin of the IMS, 32(1): 79-89 (2006).
with Mike Molloy and Bruce Reed, (\Delta-k)-critical Graphs, Journal of Combinatorial Theory (Series B), 93(2): 173-185 (2005).
Graduate Students
Prospective Graduate Students
Normally, all full-time graduate students (both domestic and international) will be offered competitive financial support consisting of a graduate fellowship, a teaching assistantship, plus a research stipend from a Graduate Faculty supervisor. Complete application instructions and application components are outlined here.
Conferences