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Ms Nargiz Sultanova

Lecturer, Applied Mathematics and Statistics





Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Nargiz Sultanova is a Lecturer in mathematics at Federation University Australia, where she has been a staff member since 2013. Dr Sultanova’s research expertise lies in the area of optimisation, particularly nonsmooth optimisation and its various applications, including optimisation of water distribution systems.

Nargiz has published in high-ranking journals including Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Environmental Modelling and Software, and Optimization. Her research has been presented at international conferences including the 2018 Water Distribution Systems Analysis/Computing and Control for the Water Industry Joint Conference in Ontario, Canada and the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2012 in Sydney. She is a member of the Australian Mathematical Society and its Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics division.

Nargiz completed her PhD in optimisation at the University of Ballarat, and her undergraduate studies at Baku State University in Baku, Azerbaijan.

A proximal subgradient algorithm with extrapolation for structured nonconvex nonsmooth problems

Finding compact and well-separated clusters: Clustering using silhouette coefficients

Methods and Applications of Clusterwise Linear Regression: A Survey and Comparison

Reconstruction of tropical cyclone and depression proxies for the South Pacific since the 1850s

Subseasonal prediction framework for tropical cyclone activity in the Solomon Islands region

Tropical cyclones and depressions over the South Pacific Ocean since the late 19th century: Assessing synergistic relationship between the El Niño Southern Oscillation and Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation

Robust piecewise linear L 1-regression via nonsmooth DC optimization

Piecewise linear (Formula presented.) -regression problem is formulated as an unconstrained...

Detection and verification of tropical cyclones and depressions over the South Pacific Ocean basin using ERA-5 reanalysis dataset

Tropical cyclones (TCs) are one of the most destructive synoptic systems and can cause enormous...

How are we progressing with academic numeracy at regional universities? Perspectives from first-year undergraduate studies

This study provides an overview of the support provided for academic numeracy for first-year...

Matching Algorithms: Fundamentals, Applications and Challenges

Matching plays a vital role in the rational allocation of resources in many areas, ranging from...

Subgradient Smoothing Method for Nonsmooth Nonconvex Optimization

History of Optimization in Water Distribution System Analysis

The use of advanced analytical methods (i.e., system analysis) in the design and operation...

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Lost in optimisation of water distribution systems? A literature review of system design

Optimisation of water distribution system design is a well-established research field, which has...

Solving minimax problems: Local smoothing versus global smoothing

The aim of this chapter is to compare different smoothing techniques for solving finite minimax...

Lost in optimisation of water distribution systems? A literature review of system operation

Optimisation of the operation of water distribution systems has been an active research field for...


An algorithm for minimization of pumping costs in water distribution systems using a novel approach to pump scheduling

The operation of a water distribution system is a complex task which involves scheduling of...

Hyperbolic smoothing function method for minimax problems

In this article, an approach for solving finite minimax problems is proposed. This approach is...

Subgradient Method for Nonconvex Nonsmooth Optimization

In this paper, we introduce a new method for solving nonconvex nonsmooth optimization problems....

A novel approach to optimal pump scheduling in water distribution systems

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Comparison of metaheuristic algorithms for pump operation optimization

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Minimization of pumping costs in water distribution systems using explicit and implicit pump scheduling

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A class of increasing positively homogeneous functions for which global optimization problem is NP-hard

In this paper we focus on one of the elements of monotonic analysis - Increasing Positively...

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