Mammadov, Musa (Dr) - Research

Current research projects/students

PhD Students:

  • Ghasem Ezzati [Principal Supervisor], 2012-present
  • Sara Hassani [Principal Supervisor }, 2012-present
  • V.Chandrasekara (at the University of Colombo), 2012-present
  • Ehsan Mohebi, 2011-present
  • Sona Taheri [Principal Supervisor], 2009 –2012 (PhD Thesis by publications)
  • Lei Zhao [Principal Supervisor], 2008 –2012
  • Liping Jin, 2008 –2012
  • Alexey Kuznetsov [Principal Supervisor], 2008 –2011 (PhD Thesis by publications)
  • Dean Webb, 2007 –2009
  • Chandima Tilakaratne [Principal Supervisor], 2005 –2007
  • Karim Mardaneh, 2005 –2007
  • Asef Nazari Ganjehlou, 2005 –2007

Masters Students:

  • Arunava Banerjee [Principal Supervisor], 2006 – 2008
  • Wei Xie [Principal Supervisor], 2006 – 2007

Consulting and other activities

Editorial Duties:

  • 2007-present: Associate Editor, Optimization Letters
  • 2009-present: Member of the editorial board,TWMS-Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • 2013-present: Associate Editor, Annals of Data Science



  1. Taheri, S. and Mammadov, M. Structure Learning of Bayesian Networks using Global Optimization, Optimization Letters (in press).
  2. Zhao, L. Mammadov, M. and Yearwood, J. A New Loss Function for Robust Classification, Intelligent Data Analysis (in press).
  3. Ezzati, G., Mammadov, M. and Kulkarni S. A New Reliability Analysis Method based on the Conjugate Gradient Direction, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (in press).
  4. Hassani, S. and Mammadov, M. Sigma supporting cone and optimality conditions in non-convex problems, Far East Journal of Mathematical Sciences (in press).
  5. Hassani, S. and Mammadov, M. Necessary and sufficient conditions for local optimality via weak subdifferentials,  Advances in Theoretical and Applied Mathematics (in press).
  6. Taheri, S., Mammadov, M. and Seifollahi, S. Globally convergent algorithms for solving unconstrained optimization problems. Optimization, (in press).
  7. Mammadov, M. (2014) Turnpike theorem for an infinite horizon optimal control problem with time delay, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 52(1), pp 420-438.
  8. Ezzati, G., Mammadov, M. and Kulkarni S. (2014). Solving reliability analysis problems in the polar space, International Journal of Applied Mathematical Research, 3 (4), 353-365.
  9. Huda, S., Abdollahian, M., Mammadov, M. and Yearwood, J. (2014). A hybrid Wrapper-Filter approach to detect the source(s) of out-of-control signals in Multivariate Manufacturing Process, European Journal of Operational Research, 237 (3), 857-870.
  10. Taheri, S., Yearwood, J., Mammadov, M., Seifollahi, S. (2013). Attribute weighted Naive  Bayes classifier using a local optimization, Neural Computing and Applications, 24 (5), 995-1002.
  11. Stranieri, A., Yatsko, A. Golden, I., Mammadov, M. and Bagirov, A. (2013). Capped k-NN Editing in Definition Lacking Environments.  Journal of Pattern Recognition Research, Volume 1, pp 39-58.
  12. Taheri, S. and Mammadov, M. (2013) Learning Naïve Bayes Classifier with Optimization Models, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Vol. 23, No. 4, 787-795.
  13. Ivanov, A.F., Mammadov, M.A. and Trofimchuk, S.I. (2013) Global stabilization in nonlinear discrete systems with time-delay. Journal of Global Optimization. 56(2), pp. 251-263.
  14. Wu, Z.Y., Bai, F.S., Yang, Y.J., Mammadov, M. (2013) A new auxiliary function method for general constrained global optimization, Optimization, 62 (2), pp. 193-210.
  15. Taheri, S. and Mammadov, M., A. (2012). Solving systems of nonlinear equations using a globally convergent optimization algorithm, Global Journal Of Technology and Optimization, Volume 3, 2012  (available online June 2012).
  16. Zhang, J. and Mammadov, M., A (2012). New Method for Linear Ill-posed Problems, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 218 (2012). 10180-10187.
  17. Mammadov, M.A., Zhao, L. and Zhang, J. (2012). The effect of regularization on drug-reaction relationships, Optimization, 61:4, 405-422.
  18. Yearwood, J., Mammadov, M. and Webb, D. (2012). Profiling phishing activity based on hyperlinks extracted from phishing emails, Social Network Analysis and Mining, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2012), Page 5-16.
  19. Wu, Z.Y, Yang, Y., Bai, F. S. and Mammadov, M. (2011). Global optimality conditions and optimization methods for quadratic knapsack problems, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 151: 241-259.
  20. Kuznetsov, A., Mammadov, M. A., Sultan, I. and Hajilarov, E. (2011). Optimization of a quarter-car suspension model coupled with the driver biomechanical effects. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330 (12), pp. 2937-2946.
  21. Kasimbeyli, R. and Mammadov, M. (2011). Optimality conditions in nonconvex optimization via weak subdifferentials, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, Volume 74, Issue 7, 1 April 2011, Pages 2534-2547.
  22. Kuznetsov, A., Mammadov, M. A., Sultan, I. and Hajilarov, E. (2011). Optimization of improved suspension system with inertner device of the quarter-car model in vibration analysis. Journal Archive of Applied Mechanics, 81 (10), pp. 1427-1437.


  1. Chandrasekara, N.V., Tilakaratne, C. D.  and Mammadov M. A. (2014). Return distributions of oil and gold indices. The Regional Fundamental Science Congress, (Editors: J.Arasan et all), 19-20 August 2014, University Putra Malaysia.
  2. Hassani, S. and Mammadov, M. (2013). Relation between weak subdifferentials and Hadamard lower directional derivatives. Forty-Fourth Annual Iranian Mathematics Conference, 27-30 August 2013, Mashhad, Iran. Paper No. 357.
  3. Taheri, S. and Mammadov, M. (2012). Structure Learning of Bayesian Networks Using a New Unrestricted Dependency Algorithm. In Proc. 2nd International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS2012), October 21-26, 2012, Venice, Italy.
  4. Dzalilov, Z., Bagirov, A. and Mammadov, M. (2012). Application of Optimisation-Based Data Mining Techniques to Medical Data Sets: A Comparative Analysis, IMMM 2012, The Second International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, Pages 41-46.
  5. Taheri, S., Mammadov, M. and Bagirov, A. M. (2011). Improving Naive Bayes Classifier Using Conditional Probabilities. In Proc. Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 11), Ballarat, Australia. CRPIT, 121. Vamplew, P., Stranieri, A., Ong, K.-L., Christen, P. and Kennedy, P. J. Eds., ACS. 63-68.
  6. Ivanov, A.F. and Mammadov, M.A. (2011). Global Asymptotic Stability in a Class of Nonlinear Differential Delay Equations. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Supplement 2011, pp. 727-736  (The 8th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Dresden, Germany, May 25 - 28, 2010).
  7. Taheri, S. and Mammadov, M.A. (2011). Tree Augmented Naive Bayes based on Optimization. In: Proceedings of: 42nd Annual Iranian Mathematics Conference, 5-8 September 2011, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan, Iran, pp 594-597.
  8. Ivanov, A.F. and Mammadov, M.A. (2011). Global Asymptotic Stability in a Class of Essentially Nonlinear Differential Delay Equations. In: Proceedings of: The 8th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Dresden, Germany, May 25 - 28, 2010.

Research interests

  • Optimal Control Theory
  • Optimisation
  • Data Mining
  • Dynamical Systems

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