Robin Thomas




  • Ph.D. (1985), Charles University, Prague


  • Graph Theory
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Combinatorics


Robin Thomas was a Regents' Professor in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech and held an adjunct professor appointment in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Dr. Thomas received his doctorate in 1985 from Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), under the supervision of Jaroslav Nešetřil. He joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1989. He is a former Director of the Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization (ACO) program.

Dr. Thomas was awarded the Fulkerson Prize for outstanding papers in discrete mathematics twice, in 1994 as co-author of a paper on the Hadwiger conjecture, and in 2009 for the proof of the strong perfect graph theorem. In 2011 he was awarded the Karel Janeček Foundation Neuron Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.