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The burning number of theta graphs


Academic Report

Title: The burning number of theta graphs

Reporter: Prof. LIU Huiqing (Hubei University)

Time: December 2, 2018 (Sunday) PM 15:00-16:00

Location: A1101# room, Innovation Park Building

Contact: prof. WANG Yi (tel:84708351-8128)


Abstract: The burning number b(G) of a graph G was introduced by Bonato, Janssen, and Roshanbin [Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8882 (2014)] to measure the speed of the spread of contagion in a graph. In this paper, we determine the burning number of the theta graphs and characterize all the theta graphs of order n = q2+ r that have burning number.


The brief introduction to the reporter: Liu Huiqing is a professor and doctoral supervisor of School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hubei University. In July 2004, he graduated from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences with a PhD in Science. From July 2004 to August 2005, he worked in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Nankai University. Now he is the director of Graph Theory Combination Branch of China Operational Research Society and the executive director of Hubei Operational Research Society. He is mainly engaged in operations research, graph theory and combinatorial optimization. Since 2006, he has presided over one project on the National Natural Science Foundation and participated in four projects on the National Natural Science Foundation. One scientific research achievement was awarded the third prize of Hubei Science and Technology Award for Natural Science. Since 2004, more than 40 papers have been published in SCI-indexed journals.