Giovanna Thron

Email: myfirstname [at] cs.toronto.edu

St George campus Scarborough campus
Office: Sandford Fleming 4302F Instructional Centre 497
Phone: (416) 946-3924 (416) 287-7611
Address: U. of Toronto
Dept of Computer Science
Theory Group
Sandford Fleming Building
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
U. of Toronto Scarborough
Dept of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Instructional Centre
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4

[me in South Africa]

About me

As of July 2012, I am a software engineer at Facebook.

I received my MSc in Computer Science from University of Toronto under the supervision of Mike Molloy. I did my bachelor's in Mathematics and Computer Science at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

I grew up in the beautiful state of Maine, living in the coastal South and going to high school in the frozen North. Along with Maine and Pennsylvania, I also lived in Hungary before making my way to Canada.

For 2011-2012 school year, I taught at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

Find my CV here.


Instructor: Teaching Assistant:

Before attending graduate school, I was a middle school English teacher in Gyöngyös, Hungary, at Arany János and Felsõvárosi Primary Schools.


My main research area is graph theory, a part of the theory group. I am particularly interested in graph coloring and the probabilistic method with focus on the adaptable chromatic number as well as other coloring variants.



I enjoy card games* and (generally obscure) board games, the occasional juggling, and particularly cooking (with an emphasis on baking as evidenced by my recipe page). I am heavily involved in Hot Yam!, a volunteer-run, mostly local & organic, vegan eatery at the Centre for International Experience (worth checking out even if you're meat loving [1]).

In undergrad, I played rugby. As a kid I did gymnastics, which I have recently resumed and even more recently replaced with springboard diving.

* It has been said that I am good at finding 3 element subsets of Z34 which sum to 0.

[ocean in Kittery Point, Maine]

last updated: April, 2013