## Dr. Sanming Zhou

Reader

School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne

Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia

E: sanming@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 8344 3453

F: +61 3 8344 4599

Office: Room 150, Richard Berry Building

### Qualification

Ph.D. (with distinction), The University of Western Australia, completed in 2000.

### Research Interests

My research interests encompass both pure and applied aspects of *Discrete Mathematics*, including *Algebraic Graph Theory*, *Combinatorial Optimization*, *Random Graph Processes* and some network optimization problems from Theoretical Computer Science and Telecommunication.

### Awards and Fellowships

Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2012-2015

Kirkman Medal, Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications, 2003

Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2003-2004

Distinction for Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Western Australia, 2001

### ARC Grants

ARC Future Fellowship, Expander Graphs, Isoperimetric Numbers and Forwarding Indices (FT110100629), Sanming Zhou, 2012-2015

ARC Discovery Project, Hadwiger's Graph Colouring Conjecture (DP120101081), David Wood and Sanming Zhou, 2012-2014

ARC Discovery Project, Channel Assignment in Cellular Communication Systems and Optical Networks (DP0558677), Sanming Zhou and Vicky Mak, 2005-2007

ARC Discovery Project, Interconnection Network Routing and Graph Symmetry (DP0344803), Sanming Zhou, 2003-2004

### Memberships

Fellow, Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications

Life Member, Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia

Member, Australian Mathematical Society

Member, Australian Society of Operations Research

Member, American Mathematical Society

### Profile

I am a Reader in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I obtained my Ph.D. (with distinction) in algebraic graph theory from the University of Western Australia. Since then I have been working in the current school as a Research Fellow, ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, A/Professor, and Reader. From 2012 to 2015 I was a Future Fellow supported by the Australian Research Council.

Prior to my career in Australia, I was a teaching and research staff member at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China for several years after receiving an MSc degree from Zhengzhou University.