Senior Academic in Data Science.

Dr. Shahin Rostami is a Senior Academic (Associate Professor) in Data Science within the Department of Computing and Informatics at the Bournemouth University, where he has been a faculty member since 2014.

Dr. Rostami holds a Ph.D. in the field of Computational Intelligence with applications to Concealed Weapon Detection. His research interests lie within the areas of Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning, ranging from theory to their application to complex real-world problems. He has published in many high-impact journals and conferences, organised and chaired special sessions, and reviewed for many journals and conferences. He also leads the Computational Intelligence Research Initiative (CIRI), and currently supervises 5 Ph.D. and 3 Ms.c. students in related subjects.

Dr. Rostami is the Programme Leader for MS.c. Applied Data Analytics (ADA), and holds the position of Innovation in Education Leader, with a focus on embedding technology-enhanced learning. Dr. Rostami has taught both postgraduate and undergraduate units, such as Data Mining and Analytic Technologies. He is also committed to teaching Data Science and Computer Science to anyone, regardless of their educational background, e.g. his public videos on YouTube. Download CV.

Research Interests

Dr. Rostami is currently interested in the following research directions:

  • Multi-objective Optimisation
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Function Approximation
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Direct-neural Interfaces

Peer Review

Dr. Rostami acts as a reviewer for several conferences and journals, these include:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Expert Systems With Applications
  • Computers & Security


Below are a selection of projects led by Dr. Rostami.


An open data-set to support the development of visualisation techniques for multi-objective optimisation.


Ph.D. Students

Saygun Guler, Non-contact Remote Monitoring of Human Vital Signs: Defining the ‘Art of the Possible’. Ongoing
Kevin Wilson, Progressive Preference Articulation for Many-Objective Evolutionary Computation. Ongoing

Master's Students

Michele Di Lecce, Approximated Selection Methods in Multi and Many Objective Optimisation. Completed

Research Assistants

Sherin Varghese, EEG data-set for Adaptive Computer Interfaces for Improved Productivity and Personal Health. Completed
Flynn Acworth, Visualisation of the Evolutionary Computation Process to Improve Understanding and Track Erroneous Behaviour. Completed


Below is a timeline of Dr. Rostami's publications. Click here for a more reliable list (including citations) by Google Scholar.

Contact Me

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Office Details

Dr. Shahin Rostami
Department of Computing and Informatics
Faculty of Science and Technology
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus, Poole House
Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset
BH12 5BB, UK.
Tel. (+44) 01202 962403