Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Publications (Papers/Book chapters/Thesis)     Cumulative  Impact Factor 61.17



[1] Muhammad Sulaiman, “Extension of Noether's theorem to constrained non-conservative dynamical

     systems in Poincare formalism,” M.Phil dissertation, Deptt. of Mathematics, QAU, vol. 2009, Call Number DISS/M.Phil MAT/682,

     96  pages, 2009. {Link}

[2] M. Sulaiman

     A Nature-inspired Metaheuristic: The Plant Propagation Algorithm,

     PhD thesis, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex, UK, 2015   {Link} 

Conference Proceedings/ Book Chapters:

[1]  M. Sulaiman, A. Salhi

      A Hybridisation of Runner-based and Seed-based Plant Propagation Algorithms, (2016)

      Springer International Publishing Switzerland, X.-S. Yang (ed.), Nature-Inspired Computation in Engineering,

      Studies in Computational Intelligence 637, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-30235-5_10.  {Link}   (Book Chapter)

[2]  Selamoğlu B.İ., Salhi A., Sulaiman M. (2018) Strip Algorithms as an Efficient Way to Initialise Population-Based Metaheuristics.

        In: Amodeo L., Talbi EG., Yalaoui F. (eds) Recent Developments in Metaheuristics. Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series,

         vol 62. Springer, Cham.   {Link to chapter}        (Book Chapter)

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:



[1] Muhammad Sulaiman, Abdellah Salhi, Birsen Irem Selamoglu, and Omar Bahaaldin Kirikchi, “A Plant 

     Propagation Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Optimisation Problems,” Mathematical Problems in

     Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 627416, 10 pages, 2014. DOI:10.1155/2014/627416    (IF 1.383 2012)                        (Corr. Author)                                                                  

[2] Muhammad Sulaiman and Abdellah Salhi, “A Seed-Based Plant Propagation Algorithm: The Feeding Station

     Model,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 904364, 16 pages, 2015.

     DOI:10.1155/2015 /904364         (IF 1.219 2013)                     [HEC Recognized]   (Corr. Author)                                


[3] W.K. Mashwani, A. Salhi, M.A. Jan, R.A. Khanum and M. Sulaiman

     Impact Analysis of Crossovers in Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm

     Sci.Int.(Lahore), 27(6), 4943-4956, 2015 {Link}      (Y category HEC Pakistan)


[4]  W.K. Mashwani, A. Salhi, M.A. Jan, R.A. Khanum and M. Sulaiman

      Enhanced Version of Multi-algorithm Genetically Adaptive for Multiobjective

      Optimization,  International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 6(12),

      2015. {Link}      (HEC Recognised)


[5]  M. Sulaiman, A. Salhi, E.S. Fraga, W.K. Mashwani and M.M. Rashidi

      A Novel Plant Propagation Algorithm: Modifications and Implementations

      Science International (Lahore), 28(1), 201-209, 2015           {Link}      (Y category HEC Pakistan)    (Corr. Author)


[6]    Wali Khan Mashwani, Abdellah Salhi, Muhammad Asif Jan, Muhammad Sulaiman, Rashida Adeeb Khanum and Abdulmohsen Algarni,   

        “Evolutionary Algorithms Based on Decomposition and Indicator Functions: State-of-the-art Survey” International Journal of Advanced

         Computer Science and  Applications (IJACSA), 7(2), 2016.  (Link)         (HEC Recognised)


[7]      Asfandyar Khan, M. Arif, M. Shah, M. Sulaiman and W.K. Mashwani

         On Distributive AG-groupoids, Sci.Int.(Lahore), 28(2), 899-903, 2016 {Link}  (Y category HEC Pakistan) 


[8]        Muhammad Sulaiman, Ashfaq Ahmad, Asfandyar Khan and Shakoor Muhammad

             Hybridized Symbiotic Organism Search algorithm for the optimal operation of Directional Over-Current Relays,

             Complexity, Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 4605769, 16 pages,    (IF 4.621 2016) {Link to article}      (Corr. Author)


[9]         Muhammad Sulaiman, Waseem, Shakoor Muhammad and Asfandyar Khan

             Improved solutions for the optimal coordination of DOCRs using firefly algorithm,

             Complexity, Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 7039790, 15 pages,       (IF 4.621 2016) {Link to article}     (Corr. Author)


[10]      M. Sulaiman, A. Salhi, Asfandyar Khan, Shakoor Muhammad, and Wali Khan,

            On the Theoretical Analysis of the Plant Propagation Algorithms,

            Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 6357935, 8 pages, (IF 0.802 2016) {Link} (Corr. Author)


[11]      W.K.Mashwani, Alam Zaib, Ozgur Yeniay, H.Shah, N.M.Tairan and M. Sulaiman,

            Constrained Optimization with Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms, 

            Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, DOI: 10.15672/HJMS.2018.625, {Link}  (IF 0.558 2017)

[12]     Muhammad Sulaiman, Sohail Ahmad, Javed Iqbal, Asfandyar Khan, and Rahim Khan, 

           Optimal operation of the hybrid electricity generation system using multi-verse optimization algorithm,

           Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience Vol 2019, 2019.  {Link}   (IF 1.64    2017)  (Corr. Author)

[13]   SULAIMAN, Muhammad et al. The Plant Propagation Algorithm for the Optimal Operation of Directional Over-Current Relays in Electrical 

         Engineering. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 2, p. 223-236, apr. 2020. ISSN 2413-7219.

         (Link)   (X category HEC Pakistan). (Corr. Author)

[14]   Muhammad Sulaiman, Masihullah Masihullah, Zubair Hussain, Sohail Ahmad, Wali Khan Mashwani,

          Muhammad Asif Jan, Rashida Adeeb Khanum, "Implementation of Improved Grasshopper Optimization Algorithm to Solve

          Economic Load Dispatch Problems", Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, Volume 48 (5) (2019), 1570 – 1589

          (Link) (IF 0.605 2018) (Corr. Author)


[15]   R.A. Khanum, M.A. Jan *, N.M. Tairan, W.K. Mashwani, M. Sulaiman, H.U. Khan, H. Shah,

         Global Evolution Commended by Localized Search for Unconstrained Single Objective Optimization,   

         (Sec) Computational Methods, Processes, MDPI, 2019.    {Link} (IF  1.27 2017)

[16]  Hassan Javed, Muhammad Asif Jan *, Nasser Tairan, Wali Khan Mashwani, Rashida Adeeb Khanum,

        Muhammad Sulaiman, Hidayat Ullah Khan,

        On the Efficacy of Ensemble of Constraint Handling Techniques in Self-adaptive Differential Evolution,   

        (Sec) Evolutionary Algorithms in Intelligent Systems, Mathematics, MDPI, 2019.    (Link)  (IF  1.10 2018)

[17] Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al., An Improved Whale Optimization Algorithm for Solving Multi-objective   

        Design Optimization Problems of PFHE, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems,

        IOS Press, {Link} , (IF 1.63 2018) (Corr. Author)

[18]  Waseem, Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al. "A study of changes in the temperature profile of porous fin model using

         cuckoo search algorithm", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier, [Link] (Impact factor 3.69   2018) (Corr. Author)

[19]  Ayaz Hussain Bukhari, MAZ Raja, Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al. "Neuro-fuzzy modelling and prediction of summer precipitation with

        application to different meteorological stations", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier, [Link] (Impact factor 3.69 2018)

        (Corr. Author)

[20]  Ayaz Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al. " Fractional Neuro-Sequential ARFIMA-LSTM for Financial Market Forecasting"

        IEEE Access, [Link] (Impact factor 4.09  2018) (Corr. Author)

[21]   W. Waseem, Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al. " A Soft Computing Approach Based on Fractional Order DPSO Algorithm Designed to Solve the 

         Corneal Model for Eye Surgery", IEEE Access, [Link] (Impact factor 4.09  2018) (Corr. Author)

[22]  Sohail Ahmad, Muhammad Sulaiman, Poom Kumam, Zubair Hussain, Muhammad Asif Jan, Wali Khan Mashwani, Masih Ullah,                         A novel population initialization strategy for accelerating Levy flights based multi-verse optimizer,

        Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems,  IOS Press, [Link], (IF 1.63 2018) (Corr. Author)

[23]    Aqib Ali; Salman Qadri; Wali Khan Mashwani; Wiyada Kumam; Poom Kumam; Atila Goktas; Samreen Naeem; Farrukh Jamal; Christophe  

          Chesneau; Sania Anam; Muhammad Sulaiman, "Machine Learning Based Automated Segmentation & Hybrid Feature Analysis for Diabetic  

          Retinopathy Classification using Fundus Images, Entropy 2020, 22(5), 567,  [Link] on 19 May 2020.  (IF 2.41 2018)

[24]   Ayaz Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Sulaiman, Muhammad Asif Zahoor Raja, Saeed Islam, Muhammad Shoaib, Poom Kumam,

         "Design of a hybrid NAR-RBFs neural network for nonlinear dusty plasma system", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier,

          [Link] (Impact factor 3.69    2018). (Corr. Author)

[25]   Adnan Khan, Muhammad Sulaiman, et al., "Analysis of oscillatory behaviour of heart by using a novel neuroevolutionary approach",

         IEEE Access, [Link](Impact factor 4.09  2018) (Corr. Author)

[26]   Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Sulaiman, Ahmad Alhindi, Abdulah Jeza Aljohani, "Analysis of temperature profiles in longitudinal 

         fin designs by a novel neuroevolutionary approach", IEEE Access, [Link], (Impact factor 4.09  2018). (Corr. Author)

[27]   Waseem, Muhammad Sulaiman, et. al., "Investigation of singular ordinary differential equations by a neuroevolutionary approach", 

          PLOS ONE, [Link], (Impact factor 2.74  2019). (Corr. Author)

[28]    Amjad Ali, M. Hamraz, Poom Kumam, Dost M Khan, Umair Khalil, Muhammad Sulaiman, Zardad Khan, "A k-Nearest Neighbors 

          Based Ensemble via Optimal Model Selection for Regression", IEEE Access, [Link], (Impact factor 3.74  2019).

[29]    Waseem, Muhammad Sulaiman, et al. "Investigation of fractional models of damping material by a neuroevolutionary approach",

           Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, [Link], (Impact factor 3.76  2019).

       Submitted Papers