• 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)

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.

News/ Updates


So far, I have successfully supervised 4 PhDs, 24 MPhil students, and 13 BS mathematics projects.

In terms of publications, I have published 2 book chapters, and 65 research papers with a cumulative impact factor of 184.

Old Updates:

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 a 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)

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Supervision of BS, Masters, MPhil, and Ph.D. 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 (Completed) ( Aug 2021)

2) Mujeeb           (Completed) (Aug 2021)


1) Qasim Jalal     (till Aug-2022) (Completed)

2) Farooq Afridi  (till Aug-2022) (Completed)

3) Afaq                (till Aug-2022) (Completed)

4) Arsalan            (till Aug-2022) (Completed)


1) Awais                     (till Aug-2023) (Completed)

2) Hammad Jan          (till Aug-2023) (Completed)

3) M Salman               (till Aug-2023) (Completed)

4) Haq Nawaz             (till Aug-2023) (Completed)

5) M Waseem                 (till Aug-2023) (Completed)


1) Muzzafar Shah (till Aug-2024)

2) Muhammad Saad (till Aug-2024)

3) Abdurrab (till Aug-2024)

4) M. Yaseen (till Aug-2024)


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               (Completed)           (----- S 2020)

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

20) Inzimam Ul Haq          (Completed) (till S-2021)

21) Abdul Baseer              (Completed) (till S-2021)

22) Tauqeer Ahmad           (Completed) (till S-2021)

23) Nida Gul                      (Completed) (till S-2021)

24) Faiza bibi                    (Completed) (till S-2021)

25) Naveed Ahmad Khan   (Fall 2020-Spring 2022)    (Completed)

26) Hifsa Khalil                 (Fall 2020-Spring 2022)    (Completed)

27) Fazlullah Fazal          (till F-2022)     (Completed)

28) Mustafa Kamal         (till F-2022)     (Completed)

29) Muhammad Umar     (till F-2022)     (Completed)

30) Suleman Khan          (till F-2022)     ------------

31) Zunaira Shadab         (till F-2023)     ------------

32) Zawar Hussain (till Aug-2024)

33) Muhammad Numan (till Aug-2024)

34) Faizan (till Aug-2024)

35) Hamad Jan               (till Aug-2025)

36) Muhammad Salman (till Aug-2025)

37) Samreena                (till Aug-2025)

38) Spogmay                 (till Aug-2025)

MPhil Students Co-Supervised

1) Bushra Afsar                              (Completed) (Co-supervised with Dr. Syed M Ghufran)  (----- S 2020)

2) Muhammad Javad Ali  (Thesis Submitted) (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)  (Completed)

3) Waseem                              (Fall 2018-Spring  2021)   [Completed]

4) Ashfaq Ahmad                    (Fall 2018-Spring 2021)    (Completed)

5) Muhammad Fawad Khan    (Fall 2020-Spring 2023)    Thesis Submitted

6) Irfan-Ur-Rahman               (Fall 2020-Spring 2023)    Thesis Submitted

7) Fazlullah Fazal                    (Fall 2023-Spring 2026)          

8) Tauqeer Ahmad                  (Fall 2023-Spring 2026)

9) Faiza Ghani                        (Fall 2023-Spring 2026)

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) Mathematics

15) Energies

16) Sustainability

17) Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

18) Fractal and Fractional

19) Universe

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

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

      Engineering Technologies (ICADET), Bayburt University Turkey,

      on 19-21 September 2019. {Link}

22) International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)

23) Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
24) Journal of Computational Design and Engineering
25) IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems

26) Reviewer for Edited Book "Big Data Analytics in Supply Chain Management" {Link}

27) Program Committee Member of 14th Metaheuristics International Conference
      11-14 July 2022, Ortigia-Syracuse, Italy {Link}

28) Soft Computing

Editorial/ Associate/ Guest Editorial Board Memberships

1)  COJ Reviews and Research (Link)

2)  SCIREA Journal of Mathematics (Link)

3)  Annals of Applied Sciences {Link}    [Indexed: CrossRef, Google Scholar]

4)  Innovative Journal of Mathematics [Link]

5) [Special Issue] Energies (MDPI) [Link]

6) [Special Issue] Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier) [Link]

7) [Special Issue] IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics [Link]

8) [Special Issue] Fuzzy Information and EngineeringISSN 1616-8658 e-ISSN 1616-8666 [Link]

9) [Special Issue] Computing and Informatics, [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.

12) Online Webinar on "Intelligent Optimzation Techniques and their real life applications"

       organized by Punjaby University, Patiala. [Certificate] 

13)  2nd International Conference on “Orthogonal Polynomials, Special functions and Computer Algebra:     

       Applications in Engineering” (OPSFCA-2022) on October 15th – 16th, 2022. [Certificate]

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) Interdisciplinary Research Training Center (IRTC)- Approved supervisor with the Directorate General of Science and Technology,

        Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. IRTC number: 023-BH-22.

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

Ph.D./MPhil/BS Thesis Evaluator/ External Examiner

(1) University of Malakand

(2) HITEC University Taxila

(3) Kohat University of Science and Technology

(4) Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar

(5) University of Swat

(6) The University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.