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Professor, Faculty of IT, Monash University

Graham Farr is a mathematician and computer scientist who has worked in academia, government and business.

He is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology and Co-Convenor of the Discrete Mathematics Research Group, Monash University.

Previously he has served as inaugural Head of the Caulfield School of IT and later Head of the Clayton School of IT at Monash.

Areas of special interest include graphs and networks, algorithms, computational complexity, information theory, cryptography and computer history.

He has received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision (2011) and a Special Commendation, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards (2000).

He leads Computer History Tours of Melbourne, in association with the Monash Museum of Computing History.


  • –present
    academic, Monash University


  • 1986 
    University of Oxford, DPhil in Mathematics
  • 1982 
    Monash University, BSc (Hons) in Pure Mathematics

Research Areas

  • Pure Mathematics (0101)
  • Combinatorics And Discrete Mathematics (Excl. Physical Combinatorics) (010104)
  • Computation Theory And Mathematics (0802)
  • Analysis Of Algorithms And Complexity (080201)
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics (080202)