Richard A. Brualdi

R. A. Brualdi is a professor emeritus of combinatorial mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Richard Brualdi
Born (1939-09-02) September 2, 1939
Derby, Connecticut, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materSyracuse University
Known forMatrix theory, Combinatorics,
graph theory
AwardsEuler Medal (2000), Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra (2006)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
Notable studentsJia-yu Shao, Bryan Shader, T.S. Michael, John Goldwasser

Brualdi received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1964; his advisor was H. J. Ryser.[1] Brualdi is an Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. He has over 200 publications in several mathematical journals. According to current on-line database of Mathematics Genealogy Project, Richard Brualdi has 37 Ph.D. students and 48 academic descendants. The concept of incidence coloring was introduced in 1993 by Brualdi and Massey.

He received the Euler medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications in 2000. In 2012 he was elected a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In 2012 he became an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2]


  • (with Herbert J. Ryser) Combinatorial Matrix Theory, Cambridge Univ. Press
  • Richard A. Brualdi, Introductory Combinatorics, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
  • V. Pless, R. A. Brualdi, and W. C. Huffman, Handbook of Coding Theory, Elsevier Science, New York, 1998
  • Brualdi, Richard A. (2006). Combinatorial Matrix Classes. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications. 108. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-86565-4. Zbl 1106.05001.
  • Richard A. Brualdi and Dragos Cvetkovic, A Combinatorial Approach to Matrix Theory and Its Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton Fla., 2009.
  • Richard A. Brualdi and Bryan Shader, Matrices of Sign-Solvable Linear Systems, Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics, Vol. 116, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995.
  • Richard A. Brualdi, The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Graphs and Matrices, American Mathematical Society, CBMS Series, 2012.

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