Cecil C. Rousseau

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Cecil Clyde Rousseau (born January 13, 1938 in Philadelphia)[1] is a mathematician and author who specializes in graph theory and combinatorics. He is a professor emeritus at The University of Memphis and former chair of the USAMO.[2]

Rousseau received his Ph.D. in 1968 from Texas A&M University.[3]

He has an Erdős number of 1, and is among Erdős' top 10 co-authors.[4]

In 2012, Rousseau received the Paul Erdős Award from the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions.[5]

To his students and colleagues, he's known affectionately as C²R.


  1. ^ "Rousseau, Cecil Clyde". American Men & Women of Science. Thomson Gale. 2003. p. 349. 
  2. ^ http://www.memphis.edu/mediaroom/releases/jun12/rousseau.htm
  3. ^ Cecil C. Rousseau at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Paul_Erdős#Collaborators
  5. ^ http://www.wfnmc.org/erdrousseau.html

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