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 Erdős' 5th most common co-author, with 35 joint papers.[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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Cecil C. Rousseau at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Grossman, Jerry, Erdos0p, Version 2015, The Erdős Number Project, Oakland University, USA, July 14, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.wfnmc.org/erdrousseau.html

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