Jérémie Turcotte

PhD student in mathematics, McGill University
Jérémie Turcotte


I am a PhD student at McGill University under the supervision of Sergey Norin. My research topics are graph theory and combinatorics. My other interests include mathematical analysis, abstract algebra, algorithms and theorical computer science.

I previously completed a Master's degree in mathematics at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Gena Hahn and Ben Seamone. My Master's research was mainly focused on various aspects of the game of cops and robbers.

I'm currently organizing the McGill Discrete Mathematics and Optimization Seminar and the McGill Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Seminar.


Here are some projects I've worked on or am working on at the moment.
The Burning Number Conjecture holds asymptotically (with Sergey Norin)
Submitted, 2022.
Cops and robbers on \(2K_2\)-free graphs
Discrete Mathematics 345(1), 112660, 2022.
Preprint Publication
Cops and robbers on directed and undirected abelian Cayley graphs (with Peter Bradshaw and Seyyed Aliasghar Hosseini)
European Journal of Combinatorics 97, 103383, 2021.
Preprint Publication
4-cop-win graphs have at least 19 vertices (with Samuel Yvon)
Discrete Applied Mathematics 301, pp. 74-98, 2021.
Data and code complement
Preprint Publication
Approximation by random complex polynomials and random rational functions (with Paul M. Gauthier, Thomas Ransford and Simon St-Amant)
Annales Polonici Mathematici 123, pp. 267-294, 2019.
Online pdf Publication

A few of my academic and bibliographic accounts.
Google Scholar dblp ResearchGate ORCID


Winter 2020 - McGill University

No current teaching

OfficeBurnside Hall 1020

Office hours-


Instructor - Université de Montréal

Fall 2020

  • MAT1680 - Symbolic calculation and applications

Teaching assistant - Previous semesters

Fall 2019

  • MAT1680 - Symbolic calculation and applications
  • MAT1681 - Computer assisted mathematics

Winter 2019

  • IFT3545/MAT6490 - Graphs and networks

Fall 2018

  • MAT1000 - Analysis 1
  • MAT1681 - Computer assisted mathematics

Winter 2018

  • MAT1681 - Computer assisted mathematics

Fall 2017

  • IFT1065 - Discrete structures in computer science
  • MAT1681 - Computer assisted mathematics


When I'm not doing math, I'm usually rock climbing or hiking. Here are a few pictures.
Ten Sleep 1 Ten Sleep 2 Adirondacks Devil's Tower
Ten Sleep 1 Ten Sleep 2 Adirondacks Devil's Tower