A Short CV

I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1969 with a degree in Biochemistry. After working for four years as a biochemist, I returned to the University of Melbourne and completed my Ph. D ("Graphs with Regular Groups") in 1979, under the supervision of Derek Holton. I spent nine months of my study towards my Ph.D. in the Mathematics Department at Syracuse University. (My time in Melbourne was spent in a large office shared with Brendan McKay. We had this office largely to ourselves, because our interminable conversations about graph theory drove all other legal tenants away. Brendan has taken revenge.)

From 1980 to 1981 I was employed as Vertragsassistent in the Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik at the Montanunversitaet Leoben (in Austria). From there I moved to the Mathematics Department at Simon Fraser University. In 1987 I came to the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, at the University of Waterloo, where I am still lodged.

In 1992, Ian Goulden, David Jackson and I started the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics. I am on the editorial board of a number of other journals, including Australasian J. Combinatorics, J. Combinatorial Theory B and Combinatorica.