Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Sanaz Mostaghim

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sanaz Mostaghim (Professor)

Institute for Intelligent Cooperating Systems (IKS)

Gebäude 29, Universitätsplatz 2, 39106, Magdeburg, G29-008

Sanaz Mostaghim is a Professor of Computer Science at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg.

She received her PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Teich at the University of Paderborn in 2004.  In her PhD thesis, she worked on bio-inspired optimization methods such as multi-objective evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm optimization methods which she applied to problems in computational chemistry and Antenna Design at PaSCo.

Sanaz joined the Computational Laboratory (CoLab) of the computational science department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland in 2004. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked together with Prof. Werner Halter from the Geology Department at ETHZ on quantification of multi-component silicate melts. She applied the simulation-based optimization methods and particle swarm optimization to this thermodynamic problem.

In 2006, Sanaz joined Institute AIFB at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and started working on her habilitation in applied computer science which she successfully finished in 2012. The title of her habilitation thesis is: Self-organized Parallel Optimization. 

In 2010, Sanaz was a visiting scholar at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and in 2013 she has been a visiting scholar at the Yale University, New Haven, USA, where she visited the Social Robotic Laboratory.

Since October 2013, she is working at the faculty of computer science at Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg.

In 2014, Sanaz received the prectigious DFG Heisenberg-Professorship at KIT and an offer for professorship at the University of Lübeck, which she declined. 

Sanaz is an active member in international communities. She is a technical committee member at IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and since 2012 is serving as an associate editor for IEEE transactions on evolutionary computation and IEEE transactions on cybernetics. She is the chair of task force  Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization of IEEE-CIS and the founding chair for task force Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (OMBB) of IEEE-CIS (chair: 2013-2015).

Sanaz has a bachelor and a master degree in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering which she received in 1998 and 2001.

Here you find Sanaz's page on AcademiaNet.  

Scientific Activities

Program Committee Member


IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – part B, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Evolutionary Computation Journal, Journal of Artificial Evolution, Journal on Neurocomputing, Journal of Computational Intelligence Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Optimization Methods and Software, International Journal of Soft Computing, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Systems Science, Swarm Intelligence Journal, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computational Intelligence, Operations Research



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