Senior Academic in Data Science.

Dr. Shahin Rostami is a Senior Academic (Associate Professor) in Data Science, Artificial Intelligience, and Digital Health 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 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, ranging from theory to their application to Digital Healthcare and Threat Detection. Currently, he is consulting for and supervising PhD research projects in Non-Contact Vital Sign Measurement and Multi-Objective Concealed Weapon Detection. He has published in many high-impact journals and conferences, and organised/chaired special sessions including the IEEE CIBCB 2017 “Machine Learning in Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis”. 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 multiple programmes at the postgraduate level: MS.c. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI); MS.c. Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence (DHAI); and MS.c. Applied Data Analytics (ADA). He has taught both postgraduate and undergraduate units, such as Search and Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence, and 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
  • Concealed Weapon Detection
  • Digital Healthcare

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