Dr. Shariefuddin Pirzada


Department of Mathematics, University of  Kashmir

Research Interests          Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Theoretical Computer Science, Algebra
Administrative positions     Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
November 2017-November 2020

Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir
August 2014-August 2017


• Ph. D.  Applied Mathematics (AMU,  India )1995
• M. Phil. Applied Mathematics (AMU,  India )1993
• M. Sc. Mathematics (University of  Kashmir )    1990


• Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, From Jan 01, 2009  to present.
• King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,  From 11-10-2008 till 16-06-2011
• Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,  University of Kashmir, Srinagar,  Kashmir, India,  From 17-10-2001 to 31-12-2008
• Lecturer, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Kashmir, India,  From 03-07-1998 to 16-10-2001
• Lecturer, Degree College Baramulla Kashmir, India,  From 21-06-1995 to 02-07-1998

Research Students Supervised       Completed Six  Ph.D. and Four M. Phil.

Tariq Ahmed Naikoo        Ph.D.     2007       Score sets in oriented graphs and related result
Nasir Ahmed Shah          Ph.D.     2015       Some properties of digraphs
Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat      Ph.D.     2015       Energy of graphs and digraphs

Rameez Raja                  Ph.D.     2015       Zero divisor graphs of rings
Hilal Ahmed Ganai          Ph.D.     2016       Laplacian energy of graphs and digraphs

Bilal Ahmed Chat  Ph.D. 2016 On potentially graphic sequences
Mohamad Imran Bhat Ph.D. 2020 On rings and the graphs associated to their structures
Aijaz Ahmad Malla Ph.D. 2020 Rings and their zero divisor graphs
Bilal Ahmad Rather Ph.D. 2021 On distribution of Laplacian eigenvalues of graphs
Rezwan Ul Shaban Ph. D. 2021 On Laplacian spectra of graphs

Postdoc students            Bilal Ahmad Wani

Awards  and Fellowships

• ICIAM travel grant for ICIAM2019 International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, July 2019,Valencia, Spain
Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS), SERB-DST

Open Arms travel grant for International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM 2018, August 2018, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM 2014, Seoul,  South Korea
Clay Mathematical Institute financial support for the conference Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, June 2014, Chicago, USA
Travel grant by ZiF (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Germany) for Workshop on Mathematical Technology of Networks, December 2013
Visiting fellow to Eotvos Lorand University by Hungarian Scolarship Board.
ICTP, Trieste Italy, Full support for the ICTP-IPM Workshop and  Conference on  Combinatorics and Graph Theory at ICTP Italy (September 2012).
NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for Conference  ICIAM 2011, Vancouver, Canada
DSR King Fahd University of  Petroleum and Minerals,  Full support for Conferences in Italy ( May 2011), Malaysia (April 2011), Riyadh (March  2011), France  (June-July  2010),  Germany (April 2010),  UK (July 2009)
NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Full support for Conference ICIAM 2007, Zurich, Switzerland
Short term visiting fellowship, Nanjing University, China
Young Scientist Award  2002-2003,  Department of Science and  Technology J & K  Government, India


• Introduction to Graph Theory, Universities Press (OrientBlackSwan) (2012)
• Solid Geometry (with T.A.Chishti) Universities Press (OrientBlackSwan ) 2007
• Complex Trigonometry and Theory of Equations(with T.A.Chishti) Kapoor Publications, Srinagar,  India  (1996)

Book chapters

• A. Ivanyi,  S. Pirzada: Comparison based ranking, In: Algorithms of  Informatics,  Vol. 3, (ed by A. Ivanyi)    AnTonCom,Budapest, 2011, 1251-1286
• S. Pirzada,  A. Ivanyi,  M. A. Khan: Score sets and kings in oriented graphs, In:  Algorithms of Informatics,  Vol. 3,( ed by A. Ivanyi) AnTonCom, Budapest,   2011,  1501-1547

Research Projects

• Principal Investigator of the project Core Research Grant "On spectra and energy of signed graphs" by SERB-DST India (CRG/2020/000109)
• Principal Investigator of the project Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS) titled "On spectra and Laplacian spectra of graphs" by SERB-DST (MTR/2017/000084)
• Principal Investigator of the Project titled, “ Energy and Laplacian energy of graphs” by SERB-DST India (EMR/2015/001047)

• Principal Investigator of the Project titled, “ Zero divisor graphs in rings” by University Grants Commission (UGC) India (MRP-MAJOR-MATH-2013-8034)
• Principal Investigator of  Fast Track Project IN090044 titled ”Imbalance sequences in directed graphs” funded by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals  (Co-Investigators: Koko K Kayibi and Abdulaziz al Assaf, September 2009-August 2010.

International Research Collaborations

Shane Redmond, East Kentucky University, Kentucky, Richmond, USA
Ivanyi Antal, Eortvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Zhou Guofei, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
M. A. Khan,  University of Calgary, Canada
Ivan Gutman, University of Kragujevic, Serbia
Koko K. Kayibi,  University of Hull, United Kingdom
Vilmar Trevisan, UFRGS, Brazil

On Editorial Boards

European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Informatica
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Mathematica
Discrete Mathematics Letters


• American Mathematical Society
• Indian Mathematical Society
• Advances in Discrete Mathematics and Applications
• Research Group in Mathematical Inequalities and  Applications  (RIGMA) Australia


• Research Promotion Workshop on Introduction to Graph and Geometric Algorithms, Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, 18-20, May 2015
• Pre-Conference School, jointly organized by IIT Kanpur, TIFR Mumbai and Charles Prague, at IIT Kanpur, Feb. 5-6, 2015
• Workshop on Non-Linear Functional Analysis, jointly organized by University of Kashmir and IIT Bombay, At University of Kashmir, October, 2013

Courses Taught

M. Sc.       Graph Theory,  Abstract  Algebra,  Differential Geometry, Real and  Complex  Analysis, Advanced Matrix Theory,  Topology,  Number  Theory.
M. C. A.     Discrete Mathematics
B. Tech.   Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Laplace Transformations, Vector Analysis
B. Sc.       Real Analysis, Calculus, Differential Equations, Matrix Theory, Two and Three Dimensional Geometry, Complex  Trigonometry, College Algebra and Trigonometry