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Curtin University
Mathematics and Statistics
Louis Caccetta

Professor Louis Caccetta

Head of Department, Professor of Mathematics, Director of WACEIO

Room: 314.412
Phone: +618 9266 7234
Fax: +618 9266 3197


BSc, PhD (W Aust), FTICA, FAustMS, MASOR

Teaching Responsibilities

Discrete mathematics; Optimisation; Operations research; Mathematics & statistics

Research Interests

Combinatorics; Graph theory; Graph factorisations; Applications of graph theory in network design & analysis; Vehicle routing problems; Open pit mining & network reliability


I joined the Department when it was a School as a lecturer in 1981 and progressed through promotion to Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and finally to Professor (Personal Chair) in 1992. From 1994 to 2004, I was the Head of Department/School, and am again Head of Department, as of December 2010. In October 1999, I formed the Western Australian Centre of Excellence in Industrial Optimisation (WACEIO) and have been its Director ever since.