Dr. Shahin Rostami is the Head of Data Science at a Digital Health company, and the Founder & Principal Data Scientist at Polyra Limited, a company specialising in Data Science Research, Development, and Consulting. He 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.
Before his leap into industry research & development, he held the position of Senior Academic (Associate Professor) in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at Bournemouth University, where he was a faculty member for 7 years and has since become a Visiting Fellow. He also led the Computational Intelligence Research Initiative (CIRI), and supervised 5 Ph.D. and many Ms.c. students in related subjects.
He has founded and held the position of Programme Leader for many 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 designed and taught both postgraduate and undergraduate curriculum, such as Search and Optimisation, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Mining and Analytic Technologies.
He continues his academic activities and collaboration with many universities through joint publications and reviewing for high-impact journals and conferences, organisation and chairing of special sessions and conferences, supervision of PhD students on university research projects, guest lectures, and open access dissemination of research and education content including those on YouTube.
He has authored four books on the subjects of Data Science, Visualisation, and Evolutionary Computation. He has also authored and published a profitable Software as a Service (SaaS), a full-featured visualisation API for producing beautiful interactive visualisations that have been used in publications by companies and institutions in industry, government, and academia.