School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Taheri, Sona (Dr) - Research

Current research projects/students

Postdoctoral Fellow in the ARC project won by A/Prof Adil Bagirov.


  1. Bagirov A., Taheri S., Ugon, J., (2015), Nonsmooth DC Programming Approach to the Minimum Sum-of-Squares Clustering Problems, Pattern Recognition.
  2. Taheri S., Mammadov M., (2014), Structure Learning of Bayesian Networks using Global Optimization with Applications in Data Classification. Optimization Letters, 1-15. .
  3. Taheri S., Yearwood J., Mammadov M., Seifollahi S. (2013), Attribute Weighted Naive Bayes Classifier Using a Local Optimization, Neural Computing and Applications. .
  4. Taheri S., Mammadov M., Seifollahi S. (2012), Globally Convergent Optimization Methods for Unconstrained Problems, Optimization, 1-15.
  5. Taheri S., Mammadov M., (2013), Learning Naive Bayes Classifier with Optimization Models. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, 787-795, Vol. 23, No. 4
  6. Taheri S., Mammadov M., (2012), Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations using a Globally Convergent Optimization Algorithm. Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, 132-138, Vol. 3.
  7. Taheri S., Mammadov M., (2012), Structure Learning of Bayesian Networks using a New Unrestricted Dependency Algorithm. Second International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS), Venice, Italy.
  8. Taheri S., Mammadov M., Bagirov A., (2011), Improving Naïve Bayes Classifier using Conditional Probabilities. Ninth Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM), University of Ballarat, Australia.
  9. Taheri S., Mammadov M., (2011), Tree Augmented Naïve Bayes Classifier based on   Optimization. Forty Second Annual Iranian Mathematics Conference, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan, Iran.
  10. Mammadov M., Taheri S., (2010), Globally Convergent Optimization Algorithm for Systems of Non-Linear Equations. Third Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, Gold Coast, Australia.
  11. Mirnia M.K., Taheri S., (2008), Solving Nonlinear Integro-differential Equations by using Artificial Neural Networks. Thirty ninth Annual Iranian Mathematics Conference, Kerman, Iran.
  12. Taheri S., Roomi V., Seifollahi S. (2005), Basic Calculus, Soroosh-e-Danesh Publications, Tehran.
  13. Taheri S., Seifollahi S. (2005), Problems in Numerical Analysis, Adena Publications, Tehran.

Professional memberships and associations

  • Australian Mathematical Society

Research interests

  • Optimisation including Non-smooth optimisation and Global optimisation
  • Operations research and Data mining