Jamshid Moori (SENIOR PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS)

School of Mathematical Sciences University of KwaZuluNatal P Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, Pietermaritzburg, SOUTH AFRICA Phone (W): +27 33 260 5649, Phone (H): +27 33 3473 265 Fax: +27 33 260 5648, Cell: 0828725674 Email: moori@ukzn.ac.za 
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I do research in the areas of Finite
Simple Groups, Representation Theory of Finite Groups
and Applications of Finite Groups to
Codes, Combinatorial
Designs and Geometries. My contributions began with my
MSc and PhD work. Most of my refereed papers are published in the Journal of
Algebra, Journal of London Mathematical Society, Communications in Algebra,
Journal of Group Theory,
European
Journal of Combinatorics
and
Discrete
Mathematics. All these papers are reviewed (or are in the waiting list to be reviewed) by the Mathematical Reviews. Presently I have
two PhD students working with me on Codes and Designs
from Finite Groups and Representation
Theory. I have acted as an external examiner for various
PhD and MSc dissertations, and as a referee for various international journals. I
have been acting as a reviewer for the Mathematical Reviews since 1990.
My Erdos Number is 3: Moori  J D Key  N J Calkin  Erdos. My Mathematics Genealogy: Moori  D Livingstone  A Aitken  E Whittaker  A R Forsyth  A Cayley. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: I have taught various courses at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels in Iran, UK, USA and South Africa. For undergraduate and service courses, class sizes varied from less than ten to large classes of up to 350 students.

CURRENT
RESEARCH PROJECTS: The following are my current research
projects, which are supported by the NRF (National Research foundation of
South Africa) and University of KwaZuluNatal Research Funds.
1. Computerised Documentation of the Finite Groups and Combinatorial
Structures: The use of computing machines is
influencing the current trends in a wide variety of fields of modern algebra. The
utilization of ideas from modern algebra in other branches of pure mathematics together
with their application to areas of modern applied mathematics (e.g. coding theory, graph
theory ) has generated a demand for efficient computation in Finite Groups, Rings, Modules
and Algebraic Number Fields. GAP and MAGMA are systems that support convenient and
efficient computation with groups and other structures. They have already made significant
contributions to the solution of problems in many areas of mathematics.
4. Codes and Designs Related to Finite Simple Groups: Research is carried out in collaborations with Professor J D Key
(Clemson, USA) and Dr B Rodrigues (UKZNDurban). 
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
1. Some binary codes from symplectic geometry of odd characteristic, Utilitas Mathematica, 67 (2005), 121128. (With J D Key and B Rodrigues). MR2137926 (2006e:94072) 2. A selforthogonal doubly even code invariant under the M^{c}L:2 group, J. Comb. Theory, Series A, 110 (2005), 5369. (With B Rodrigues). MR2128966 (2006a:05174) 3. The permutation actions of the symmetric groups S_{n} on the groups Z_{m}ⁿand \overline {Z_{m}ⁿ}, Quaestiones Mathematicae, 28 (2005), 179193. (With K. Zimba). MR2146388 (2006c:20020) 4. FischerClifford matrices of B(2,n), Quaestiones Mathematicae, 29 (2006), 937. (With K Zimba). MR2209789 (2006m:20014) 5. Binary
codes from graphs on triples and permutation decoding, Ars
Combinatoria, 79 (2006), 1119. (With J D Key and B Rodrigues).
MR2218255
(2006k:94181) 8. FischerClifford matrices of the nonsplit group extension 2^6.U4(2), Quaestiones Mathematicae, 31 (2008), 2736. (With F Ali). MR2404644 (2008m:20013) 9. On the ranks
of the Janko simple groups J1, J2,
J3 and J4,
Quaestiones Mathematicae, 31 (2008), 3744. (With F Ali).
MR2404645
(2009a:20026) 14. Ternary codes from graphs on triples, Discrete Mathematics, to appear. (With J D Key and B Rodrigues). FULL PUBLICATIONS LIST: PDF; DVI REVIEWS OF MY PAPERS (requires access to MathSciNet) Talks (NATO ASI): Lecture I and II; Lecture III Course Information: Math211 (Introduction to Algebra and Number Theory); Math340 (Abstract Algebra); Math751 (Further Group Theory) Finite Groups and Representation Theory (A course given at AIMS , African Institute for Mathematical Sciences)

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