Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, Garden Campus,  Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

  • MSc (Mathematics) QAU Islamabad, MPhil (Mathematics) QAU Islamabad.
  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Essex, United Kingdom.
  • HEC Pakistan Approved PhD Supervisor
  • Associate Fellow  (recognised by Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom)


My Presentation at University of Greenwich London, "An improved version of plant propagation algorithm", book of abstracts p-21, June 8, 2012.

My talk at  departmental seminar, 13 February 2014: A Plant Propagation Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Optimisation Problems (Spring Term 2013/14).

My presentation at the 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META’2014,  Marrakech (Morocco). October 27th-31st 2014. abstract

Passed my PhD viva !   March 26th, 2015 (News).

List of Graduates 2015, Look at Page 11

Attended MESS 2018 (Link to MESS web)

(Group Photo)

          ResearchGate         Facebook





Research Interests

Optimization, including mathematical optimization techniques, global optimization, and evolutionary algorithms, Heuristics, Metaheuristics, Multiobjective Optimization, Design Engineering Optimization Problems, Structural Engineering Optimization Problems, Linear Programming, Linear and non-linear Least Squares Optimization Problems, Evolutionary Algorithms, Nature-Inspired Metaheuristics, Artificial Neural Networks, Solutions of Ordinary Differential Equations,

Soft Computing Algorithms, Computational Mathematics.




















Supervision of BS, Masters, MPhil, and PhD students


Supervision of MSc Maths Project Students



1) Muhammad Imran (2009-2011) completed

2) Rahat Ullah (2009-2011) completed

3) Aisha (2009-2011) completed


Current and Previous supervision of BS Math Project Students


Group -1

1) Nasir Ali (2014-2017) Completed

2) Maqsood Ali (2014-2017) Completed

3) Haris Khan (2014-2017) Completed

4) Mujahid Khan (2014-2017) Completed



5) Sahar        (2015-2018) Completed

6) Nagina      (2015-2018) Completed

7) Anila         (2015-2018) Completed

8) Faiza bibi  (2015-2018) Completed



9)  Muhammad Adil (2015-2018) Completed

10) Ali Usman (2015-2018) Completed

11) Atta Ur Rahman (2015-2018) Completed


1) Maryam (Completed)    (Fall 2015-S 2019)

2) Sundas  (Completed)   (Fall 2015-S 2019)


1) Maheen  (Completed)   (Fall 2015-S 2019)

2) Nida        (Completed)   (Fall 2015-S 2019)

3) Reema    (Completed)   (Fall 2015-S 2019)



1) Naveed Ahmad Khan   (Completed)   (Fall 2016-S 2020) 

2) Abdul Khaliq              (Completed)  (Fall 2016-S 2020)


1) Naseer Ahmad (till Aug 2021)




Current and Previous MPhil Students Supervised

1) Ashfaq Ahmad (2016-2017)    (Completed)

2) Waseem (2016-2017)             (Completed)

3) M. Sulaman (2016-2017)        (Completed)

4) Naveed Ullah (2016-2017)      (Completed)

5) Ismat Samiullah (2016-2017) (Completed)

6) Zubair Hussain (2017-2018)     (Completed)

7) Masih Ullah (2017-2018)          (Completed)

8) Saif Uddin (2017-2018)            (Completed)

9) Muhammad Islam (2017-2018) (Completed)

10) Ihsan Ullah (2017-2018)         (Completed)

11) Muhammad Hanif            (----- S 2019) (Completed)

12) Hamad Ahmad                 (----- S 2019) (Completed)

13) Sartaj Khan                     (----- S 2019) (Completed)

14) Muhamad Ayaz                (----- S 2019) (Completed)

15) Muhammad Fawad Khan  (----- S 2019) (Completed)

16) Adnan Khan               (Completed)   (----- S 2020)

17) Umar Hussain            (Completed)   (----- S 2020)

18) Maqsood Ali               (In Progress) (----- S 2020)

19) Irfan-Ur-Rahman       (Completed)  (----- S 2020)

20) Inzimam Ul Haq          (In Progress) (till S-2021)

21) Abdul Baseer              (In Progress) (till S-2021)

22) Tauqeer Ahmad          (In Progress) (till S-2021)

23) Nida                            (In Progress) (till S-2021)

24) Faiza bibi                    (In Progress) (till S-2021)

MPhil Students Co-Supervised

1) Bushra                        (In Progress) (Co-supervised with Dr. Syed M Ghufran)  (----- S 2020)

2) Muhammad Javad Ali  (In Progress) (Co-supervised with Dr. Syed M Ghufran)  (----- S 2020)



Ph.D. Students

1) Ayaz Hussain Bukhari         (Spring 2017-Fall 2019)    (Completed)

2) Sohail Ahmad                      (Fall 2017- Spring 2020)  (Thesis Submitted)

3) Waseem                              (Fall 2018-Spring  2021)   In Progress

4) Ashfaq Ahmad                    (Fall 2018-Spring 2021)    In Progress

5) Zubair Hussain                   (Fall 2020-Spring 2023)

6) Muhammad Fawad Khan    (Fall 2020-Spring 2023)

Reviewer (for national and international journals/ conferences)

1) Journal of the Operational Research Society

2) International Journal of Computing Science and  Mathematics

3) Member of Scientific Committee: RECENT ADVANCES IN PURE AND APPLIED 

    MATHEMATICS  20-22 January 2016  {Link}

4)  TPC Member for "2016 12th International Conference on Natural Computation,   

     Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2016)"

5) TPC Member for "2017, 2018- 13th and 14th International Conference on Natural     

    Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017-2018)"    {Link}

6) The journal OPSEARCH

7) Neural Computing and Applications

8) RAIRO - Operations Research

9) The Nucleus, PINSTECH, Nilore, 45650, Islamabad, Pakistan

10) International Journal of Metaheuristics

11) Independent Journal of Management and Production

12) Sindh University Research Journal (SURJ)


14) International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation (IJBIC)

15) Member of Scientific Committee: 3rd International Conference on Advanced  

      Engineering Technologies (ICADET), Bayburt University Turkey,

      on 19-21 September 2019. {Link}

16) International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)

17) Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
18) Journal of Computational Design and Engineering
19) IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems

Editorial/ Associate Editorial Board Membership

1) COJ Reviews and Research (Link)

2) SCIREA Journal of Mathematics (Link)

Conferences/workshops (National and International)

1) EGH2012, Essex-Greenwich-Hertfordshire Workshop on Applied and Numerical   

    Mathematics (sponsored by the London Mathematical Society), June 7th − 8th 2012, 

    University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus, Park Row, Greenwich, London.

2) International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META’2014,

    October 27th − 31st 2014, Marrakech, Morocco.

3) Soft Computing and its Practical Applications, 25-26 Oct 2016, Kohat University of Science

    and Technology, Kohat.

4) Modelling Simulation and Optimization, 18-19 April 2017, KUST

5) NUST Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Sciences, 7-8 Nov 2017, National

    University of Science and Technology (NUST), School of Natural Sciences (SNS),     

    Islamabad, Pakistan.

6) The Role of Mathematics in Solving Real-World Problems, 29-30 Nov 2017, KUST

     International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 27-28 DEC 2017, Capital

     University of Science and Technology, Islamabad.

7) The first international Metaheuristics Summer School – MESS 2018, 21-25 July 2018,

     Acireale, Italy.

8)   Emerging Trends in Scientific Computing, March 28-29th, 2019, Kohat University of Science

      and Technology, Kohat, KP, Pakistan.

9)   International Conference on Mathematics, 1st OUL-ICM 2019, Nov 30-Dec 1 and 2 2019, 

      Lahore, Pakistan.

10) The NUST Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Sciences-II, NUST,

       Dec 3 and 4, 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan.

11) The first Malakand-Japan Conference on Mathematics and its Application, March 3-5, 2020 at 

       University of Malakand, Pakistan.

Honour (s)

1) Awarded faculty development scholarship for Ph.D. study in the UK under the Human

    Resource Development (HRD) scheme of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan,   

    KPK, Pakistan.

2) HEC approved supervisor.

3)  Associate Fellow  (Recognized by Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom)

MPhil/BS External Examiner

(1) University of Malakand

(2) HITEC University Taxila

(3) Kohat University of Science and Technology

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