Jamshid Moori is an Iranian-South African mathematician who works on Finite Groups and their interplays with Combinatorial Structures such as Designs, Codes and Graphs. He did his undergraduate studies in Pure Mathematics at the University of Meshed (Iran). He carried out his MSc and PhD studies at the University of Birmingham (UoB) under the supervision of Professor Donald Livingstone. He worked at the University of Jundi-Shahpur (Ahwaz-Iran) during 1975 – 1979, he was a research fellow at the UoB during 1979 – 1983. He has been working in South Africa since April 1983 at the universities of Bophuthatswana, Natal, KwaZulu-Natal and North-West.
He has been a Senior Research Professor of Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, NWU (Mafikeng), since 2011. Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, since 2010. Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, since 2006.
He was appointed by the National Research Foundation (NRF, South Africa) to serve as a panel member and the Convener of the Specialist Committee for Mathematical Sciences. He has been assisting the NRF in evaluation and rating of South African mathematicians in accordance with specified evaluation and rating criteria. He has been able to make valuable contribution in Mathematics. He is an internationally recognised mathematician with infectious passionate about Mathematics. He continuously insists on the production of quality research.
He was awarded the Research Distinction in 2015 by the South African Mathematical Society, at the 58th Annual Congress, Wits, Johannesburg.
Jamshid Moori is a Member of the London Mathematical Society (since 1978), the American Mathematical Society (since 1983) and the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS, since 1983). He was the Vice-President of the SAMS during 2010 – 2014.