Professor Neil Robertson (PhD, University of Waterloo, 1969, supervisor: Professor William Tutte) has been awarded the 2002 Alumni Achievement Medal. This new alumni achievement medal is awarded annually to Alumni of the Faculty of Mathematics for outstanding accomplishments in professional, business, or community life.
Professor Robertson is one of the world's leading graph theorists. He is best known for a series of remarkable research papers (with co-author Paul Seymour) that proved the graph minors theorem. Recently Professor Robertson and co-authors completed a proof of the most widely known open problem in graph theory, the strong perfect graph conjecture.
Professor Robertson is a professor at The Ohio State University.