Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence

With regard to the facilities and the available equipment, the Department of Statistics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad was selected as a Center of Excellence in Statistics and was approved by the Minister of Science, Research and Technology in 2001.

With the rapid and vast developments in science and technology in recent years, the need for specialized research-based activities in Iran has increasingly been realized. This issue and the need to enhance the scientific potentials in the country, that is, to reduce the research gap with developed countries and to increase the cooperation between Iranian universities, the Department of Statistics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in agreement with three other universities, i.e., Tarbiyat Modares, Isfahan, and Birjand universities managed to establish a specialized Center of Excellence in Statistics in 2005. This led to the approval of the center by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Therefore, in the second course, this center was titled “Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence” and continued its activities for 5 years.

To expand the activities, this center has also been cooperating with Tehran University and Razi University of Kermanshah as well as the above-mentioned universities in its third course. This cooperation is based on the regulations and conditions of the Centers of Excellence in Iran, which paves the way for more interaction among Iranian universities. In 2011, after evaluation and acceptance of the proposed programs for the creation of a specialized center of excellence by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, this center continued its activities for another 5 years in its third course by the same title of “Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence”.

The Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence aims to achieve the following objectives

  • To promote and disseminate the science of statistics in Iran
  • To develop international scientific relations in statistics research
  • To develop the faculty members’ potentials in statistics research
  • To establish consulting centers of statistics
  • To link statistics and the industry
  • To improve statistics educational programs
  • To establish regular communication with different universities in Iran
  • To support researchers
  • To hold specialized conferences and workshops

With regard to the above-mentioned objectives, the Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence is doing the following activities

  • Establishing the ordered data center
  • Holding specialized international conferences and seminars on ordered data
  • Holding specialized and interdisciplinary workshops
  • Inviting international university professors to hold speech
  • Participating in specialized international conferences and seminars
  • Participating in short-term international research courses
  • Revising syllabuses of different Statistics courses
  • Encouraging top students
  • Acquisition of specialized books and journals
  • Encouraging researchers to publish their articles in international journals
  • Supporting national journals
  • Providing consultation services to public and private sectors
  • Publishing more than 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Holding science competitions in statistics
  • Supporting the translation, publication, and compilation of necessary sources in statistics
  • Preparing and distributing the Newsletter of the Iranian Statistical Society
  • Collaborating in holding specialized international conferences
  • Supporting university students’ seminars in Iran More

Director of the Ordered and Spatial Data Center of Excellence
Jafar_Ahmadi
Jafar Ahmadi
Professor
Department of Statistics
ahmadi-j@um.ac.ir
+985138805679

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Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Ordered and Spatial Data Center of  Excellence

Phone: +985138825000, 985138808609

Fax: +985138805691

Postal code: 917751159