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The Department of Mathematical Sciences was founded in 1968 under the name Department of Mathematics and initially offered only a B.Sc. in Mathematics degree. In 1970 M.Sc. in Computer Science was created and the department was renamed the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. With the establishment of a separate Department of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 1986, the current name, Department of Mathematical Sciences, was adopted.
Currently the department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in mathematics as well as B.Sc. and
M.Sc. in computer science with a Ph.D. program in computer science set to follow. Details of degree programs in the department are available in the Academics section of this site. The department has around 700 students of which more than 200 are graduate students. Of the latter, more than 40 are Ph.D. students in mathematics. In addition, the majority of mathematics courses required for degrees in other departments at Sharif University of Technology are taught by the staff of this department. The academic staff, currently comprised of 25 full time faculty members and a number of part time staff, is set to expand significantly in the near future. Available faculty positions are announced in our site.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Sharif has a well-established reputation and a leading role in the mathematical community of Iran. The department was attracting highly talented students from the very beginning, but the trend has intensified greatly in the last twenty five years. This is evidenced by the consistently superior performance of Sharif students on national and international competitions and the success of its alumni in mathematics-related careers and other endeavors. The Department of Mathematical Sciences has been awarded the hosting of the Center of Excellence in Computational Mathematics by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in recognition of its research achievements. In addition, a Mathematical Sciences Research Circle is taking shape as a joint venture with the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM).