Sanming Zhou


School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia

T: +61 3 8344 3453
F: +61 3 8344 4599
Office: Room 150, Peter Hall Building

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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


Life Member, Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia

Fellow, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications

Member, Australian Mathematical Society

Professional Services

Editor-in-Chief, Australasian J. Combinatorics, 2018-Present

Editorial Board, Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society, Springer, 2009-Present

Editorial Board, Journal of Interconnection Networks, World Scientific, 2014-Present

President (2017), Vice President (2014-16), Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia

Director, Melbourne-Peking Virtual Research Hub for Mathematics and Statistics, 2016-President

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


I am Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I completed my Ph.D. (with distinction) in algebraic graph theory at the University of Western Australia in 2000. 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, and Professor. 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.