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Aaron Robertson

Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics
Mathematics, 211 McGregory Hall
p 315-228-7227


  • PhD Temple University 1999
  • BS University of Michigan 1993

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Mathematics, Colgate University, 2012-present
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Colgate University, 2005-2012
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Colgate University, 1999-2005
  • Teaching assistant, Temple University, 1993-1999


Ramsey theory and enumerative combinatorics


Outside of math, I enjoy playing guitar and singing in the band Dangerboy as well as learning the art and science of mixing and recording music.


  • Ramsey Theory on the Integers (with Bruce Landman), AMS, 2004,
  • Combinatorial Number Theory (co-editor with Bruce Landman, Mel Nathanson, Jaroslav Nesetril, Richard Nowakowski, and Carl Pomerance), de Gruyter, 2009
  • 25 articles in the journals Advances in Applied Math., Annals of Combinatorics, ARCH, Discrete Math., Discrete Math. and Theoretical Computer Science, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, European Journal of Combinatorics, Integers, Journal of Combinatorial Theory (Series A), Seminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, and SIAM Journal of Discrete Math.


Some New Results in Ramsey Theory (Temple University, May 1999)


  • NSA Research grant
  • 2 NSF Conference grants
  • Nominated as Phi Eta Sigma Professor of the Year (x2)
  • Shared $100 prize from Ron Graham for co-solving one of his unsolved problems
  • Awarded $50 prize from Doron Zeilberger for "almost" solving another Ron Graham problem
  • Outstanding Teaching Awards, Temple University 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Graduated with highest distinction (top 3 percent) from University of Michigan, 1993
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan Chapter, 1993

Board Membership

  • Associate Managing Editor, Integers (www.integers-ejcnt.org), 2008-present
  • Assistant Managing Editor, Integers, 2000-2008
For a list of my papers and current teaching schedule (as well as other information), please visit http://www.aaronrobertson.org.