School of Mathematics

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia 30332

thomas(at)math.gatech.edu

FAX: 404-894-4409

Graph theory (including infinite graphs), Combinatorics, Combinatorial Optimization, Algorithms

The Four Color Theorem and its generalizations, Hamiltonian graphs on surfaces, embeddings of graphs, topological and structural graph theory, disjoint paths in graphs, matchings and Pfaffian orientations, efficient algorithms, perfect graphs. Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

- K_6 minors in 6-connected graphs of bounded tree-width (with K. Kawarabayashi, S. Norin and P. Wollan), arXiv:1203.2171
- K_6 minors in large 6-connected graphs (with K. Kawarabayashi, S. Norin and P. Wollan), arXiv:1203.2192
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces II. 4-critical graphs in a disk (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), arXiv:1302.2158.
- A New Proof of the Flat Wall Theorem (with K. Kawarabayashi and P. Wollan), arXiv:1207.6927.
- Non-planar extensions of planar graphs (with S. Norin), arXiv:1402.1999.
- Non-embeddable extensions of embedded minors (with R. Hegde), arXiv:1401.2973.
- List-coloing apex-minor-free graphs (with Z. Dvorak), arXiv:1401.1399.
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces III. Graphs of girth five (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), arXiv:1402.4710.
- Cyclically five-connected cubic graphs (with N.Robertson and P.D.Seymour), arXiv:1503.02298.
- Excluded minors in cubic graphs (with N.Robertson and P.D.Seymour), arXiv:1403.2118.
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces IV. Bounding face sizes of 4-critical graphs (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), arXiv:1404.6356.
- Girth six cubic graphs have Petersen minors (with N.Robertson and P.D.Seymour), arXiv:1405.0533.
- Excluding subdivisions of bounded degree graphs (with C.-H. Liu), arXiv:1407.4428.
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces V. Coloring planar graphs with distant anomalies (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), earlier version arXiv:0911.0885.
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces VI. 3-colorability of quadrangulations (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), arXiv:1509.01013.
- Three-coloring triangle-free graphs on surfaces VII. A linear-time algorithm (with Z. Dvorak and D. Kral), arXiv:1601.01197.
- The Gyori-Lovasz theorem (with A. Hoyer), arXiv:1605.01474.
- Five-list-coloring graphs on surfaces III. One list of size one and one list of size two (with L. Postle), arXiv:1608.05759.
- Hyperbolic families and coloring graphs on surfaces (with L. Postle), arXiv:1609.06749.
- Four edge-independent spanning trees (with A. Hoyer), arXiv:1705.01199.
- The extremal function for bipartite linklessly embeddable graphs (with R. McCarty), arXiv:1708.08439.
- Non-branching tree-decompositions (with T. N. Dang), arXiv:1712.00653.
- Minors of two-connected graphs of large path-width (with T. N. Dang), arXiv:1712.04549.
- The extremal functions for triangle-free graphs with excluded minors (with Y. Yoo), arXiv:1801.06887.

- Editor, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series B
- Editor, Journal of Graph Theory
- Editor, Graphs and Combinatorics

- MATH 6014 Graph Theory

- Daniel P. Sanders, Ph.D. 1993. Member of Technical Staff, Renaissance Technologies
- Tom Fowler, Ph.D. 1998. Assistant Professor, Palm Beach Atlantic University.
- Petr Hlineny, Ph.D. 1999. Professor, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
- Barrett Walls, Ph.D. 1999. Associate Professor, Georgia Perimeter College
- Christopher Carl Heckman, Ph.D. 2000. Lecturer, Arizona State University
- Jan Thomson, Ph.D. 2000. Instructor, University of Utah.
- Zixia Song, Ph.D. 2004. Associate Professor, University of Central Florida.
- Paul Wollan, Ph.D. 2005. Associate Professor, University of Rome "La Sapienza".
- Sergey Norin, Ph.D. 2005. Assistant Professor, McGill University.
- Rajneesh Hegde, Ph.D. 2006. Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation.
- Torsten Inkmann, Ph.D. 2008. Member of Technical Staff, INFORM.
- Carl Yerger, Ph.D. 2010. Assistant Professor, Davidson College.
- Luke Postle, Ph.D. 2012. Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo.
- Arash Asadi, Ph.D. 2012. Data Scientist, Walmart Labs.
- Peter Whalen, Ph.D. 2014. Operations Research Scientist, Amazon.
- Chun-Hung Liu, Ph.D. 2014. Instructor, Princeton Uniiversity.
- Thanh Dang, PhD 2018.
- Alexander Hoyer, PhD in progress.
- Dantong Zhu, PhD in progress.
- Youngho Yoo, PhD in progress.

- My family: Sigrun, Misha, Klara, and Martin.
- The ACO program. Ph.D. program in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization.
- Information for ACO students.
- American Mathematical Society Ethical Guidelines
- Code of Practice of the European Mathematical Society.
- Transparencies for some of my talks
- An article about my work in Research Horizons, a Georgia Tech publication.
- An article about my work in the Science Magazine.
- Chvatal's Perfect Problems
- Computer data pertaining to the proof of the Four Color Theorem.
- Tree-decompositions of graphs, lecture notes for the Catlin Memorial Workshop.
- Planarity in linear time, an exposition of a planarity algorithm of Shih and Hsu.
- Talks from the 2010 SIAM Meeting on Discrete Mathematics
- American Institute of Mathematics
- Georgia Tech Catalog
- Georgia Tech campus map