As
the leading center of research and education in the field of computer and
mathematical sciences in the southwest of Iran, the Faculty of Mathematical
Sciences and Computer at Shahid Chamran University has an outstanding position among
the mathematicians and statisticians of Iran. It was in our faculty that for the first time in Iran research and study on
the subject of the ring of continuous functions on a topological space was
developed and promoted in 1985. Since then, quite a significant number of
master and Ph.D. students have been (and are being) trained in this field.
The Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and
Computer was founded in 1976. At the
beginning, the faculty offered BSc. programs in mathematics, statistics, and
computer sciences. It also had a graduate program in pure mathematics offering
MSc. degrees in mathematics. In that time, the faculty was unique in Iran for
having three distinct departments in mathematics, statistics and computer science.
Later in 1979, due to new policy of the university, it was decided that the
faculty pursue its educational activities with two departments of mathematics
and statistics as a part of the Faculty of Sciences.
However, in 2000 the council of the university, due
to the significant rise in the need for math teachers and experts in computer
sciences, decided to reestablish the faculty.
Currently, the faculty offers BSc., MSc., and Ph.
D. programs in pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, as well as BSc. in Computer
Science.
Our educational activities are mainly oriented towards research
and advanced postgraduate programmes. The main
research areas in the faculty include pure mathematics (ring and module theory,
both commutative and noncommutative algebra, analysis, and topology), Mathematics
Education, Applied Mathematics (Operation Research), and Pure and Applied Statistics.
The faculty has now 40 full time and part time members
some of whom are authorities in the field of mathematics in Iran who are
members of Executive Council of the Iranian Mathematical Society. The aim in the faculty is to create
a challenging and developing environment for our students to become capable of
working in a diverse range of local and national industries. At the present, the faculty has about 700 students
with more than 80 as postgraduate students. Moreover, almost all the courses in
general mathematics in other departments of Shahid Chamran University are
taught by the members of our faculty.
