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Prof. Bruce Reed elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Prof. Bruce Reed has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the country's oldest and most prestigious scholarly society.

Reed is a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist who has made deep contributions in the areas of discrete mathematics and probabilistic combinatorics. He has settled long-standing open problems in graph theory, including Gallai's conjecture, from the 1960's, on packing directed circuits. Reed is well known for his profound and influential work on graph colouring, the perfect graph conjecture, the theory of graph minors, and the analysis of random trees, graphs and network models. In 2002, Reed and Molloy published the acclaimed research monograph, "Graph Colouring and the Probabilistic Method."