My Resume

General Information

Education Background

University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

Assistant Professor

Main Research Topic: Engineering Optimization

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Main Research Topic: Machine learning approaches for smart systems

Supervisor: Professor Hassan Sayyaadi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Main Research Topic: Distributed adaptive urban traffic signal control using optimization and machine learning approaches

Supervisor:  Professor Rong Su

Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Main Research Topic: Optimization of water distribution systems using metaheuristics

Supervisor: Professor Joong Hoon Kim

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of   Engineering

Thesis Title: Development and Applications of Metaheuristic Algorithms in Engineering Design and Structural Optimization

Main Research Topic: Computational Mechanics and Computational Intelligence used in engineering structures

Supervisors: Professor Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Professor Mohd Hamdi, and Associate Professor Judha Purbolaksono

University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran

Master of Science

Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics

Main Research Topic: Composite materials

Supervisor: Professor Abdolhossein Fereidoon, GPA: 16.88 out of 20

Islamic Azad University, Semnan branch, Semnan, Iran

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Solid

GPA: 16.56 out of 20

Mohammad High School

High School Diplomas in Mathematics and Physics (First Class)

Mohammad High School, Tehran, Iran, GPA: 17.53 out of 20

Published Papers (see more in my CV)

1. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4(7) (2011) 1384-1395.

Optimum gradient material for functionally graded dental implant using metaheuristic algorithms

2. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Hadi Eskandar, Mohd Hamdi
omputers & Structures, 102-103 (2012) 49-63.

Mine blast algorithm for optimization of truss structures with discrete variables

3. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Hadi Eskandar, Mohd Hamdi
Applied Soft Computing, 13 (2013) 2592-2612.

Mine Bomb Algorithm: a new population based algorithm for solving constrained engineering optimization problems

4. Hadi Eskandar, Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Mohd Hamdi
Computers & Structures, 110-111 (2012) 151-166.

Water cycle algorithm – a novel metaheuristic optimization method for solving constrained engineering optimization problems

5. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Mohd Hamdi, Judha Purbolaksono
Neural Computing & Applications, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-012-1219-4.

Optimum mechanical behavior of calcium phosphate cement/hydroxyl group functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin composite using metaheuristic algorithms

6. Ali Sadollah, Mohsen Naeim Hassan Mohamed, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Information science, 1(1) (2012) 1-8.

Optimum culture conditions for 1,3-Propanediol production from Crude Glycerol using metaheuristic algorithms

7. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
Neural Computing & Applications, 21 (2012) 2071–2076.

Optimization of die design using metaheuristic methods in cold forward extrusion process

8. Hossein Hemmatian, Abdolhossein Fereidoon, Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
Advances in Engineering Software, 57 (2013) 8-11

Multi-objective optimization of laminate stacking sequence for minimizing weight and cost using ant colony optimization

9. Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Hadi Eskandar, Mohd Hamdi
Advanced Materials Research, 647 (2013) 30-36

Optimum material gradient for functionally graded dental implant using particle swarm optimization

10. Hadi Eskandar, Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, 3(1) (2013) 115-129.

Weight optimization of truss structures using water cycle algorithm

11. Ali Sadollah, Azadeh Ghadimi, Ibrahim H. Metselaar, Ardeshir Bahreininejad
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, accepted.

rediction and optimization of stability parameters for Titanium dioxide nanofluid using response surface methodology and artificial neural networks

Book Chapter

Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, “Optimum material gradient for functionally graded dental implant using simulated annealing”, In: Simulated Annealing – Single and Multiple Objective Problems, Edited by Marcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki, ISBN 978-953-51-0767-5, Publisher: InTech, pp. 217-238.

Conference Papers

Ali Sadollah, Ardeshir Bahreininejad, Hadi Eskandar, Mohd Hamdi, “Optimum material gradient for functionally graded dental implant using particle swarm optimization”, International Conference of Biomaterial and Bioengineering 2012 (ICBB 2012), 19-20 December, Hong Kong.

Major Interests

My hobbies are my professions. I do what I enjoy and enjoy what I do. I take all the things I do equally seriously and find them equally enjoyable. However, for scheduling purposes, I shifted my main concentration along the way, which now seem to remain, for the rest of my life, on metaheuristic algorithms and computational science.

Research Interests

  • Optimization and Metaheuristics
  • Soft Computing Methods
  • High Performance Computing
  • Neural Computing
  • Parallel Computation
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • CAD/CAE Problems
  • Cold Roll Forming Process

Sport Interests

My major field in sport is Track & Field in 100 and 200 meters. I was the first and second places at university competitions in 200 meters in 2011 and 2012, respectively. However, I have done many other sports such as soccer, martial arts, badminton, and so forth. Furthermore, I am interested in the scientific aspects of sports. In general, I enjoy practicing and learning all types of sports and outdoor activities.

Academic Experiences

Korea University

Research Fellow

Aug 2011 ~ Aug 2013
University of Malaya (UM)

Research assistant (RA)

Oct 2012 ~ Mar 2013
University of Malaya

Tutor for AUTOCAD course

University of Malaya

Supervising 3 MSc students and 2 PhD candidates

Sep 2007 ~ Dec 2009
University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran

Teaching assistant (TA) in different academic courses including Strength of Materials I and II

Industrial Experiences

2007 ~ Present

Designer and consultant of cold roll forming (CRF) products

Aug 2009 ~ Aug 2010
Semnan, Iran

Served as researcher at a manufacture factory in order to carry out my MSc final project

Sep 2006 ~ Sep 2008
Semnan, Iran

Assemble manager at a computer assembling company

Practical skills

  • Having Experience in practical activities such as welding and plating.
  • Ability in assembling all parts and hardware (software) of personal computers (PC) and laptops.

Language Proficiency & International Experiences


Fluent ( Total score TOEFL iBT= 87)  (01/16/2010), Reading =23, Listening =23, Speaking =20, Writing =21
Basic (10 months living in Germany when I was 10 years old)
Introductory (living for more than 3 years for conducting my PhD)


Introductory (living for more than 2 years as research fellow

Computer and software skills

Microsoft office (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, VISIO).


Mechanical engineering software (CAD/CAE) including ABAQUS, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, AUTOCAD, and CATIA.


Industrial engineering software such as LINGO, LINDO.


Operating systems and Internet.


WordPress (Website design software)


Programming language



Lived in and visited countries

  • Iran (Motherland Country)
  • Germany (Mainz, Dortmund, Düsseldorf)
  • France (Paris)
  • Netherland
  • Belgium
  • China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang, Perlis, Melaka)
  • Saudi Arabia (Mecca, Medina, Jeddah)
  • Indonesia (Medan)
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • South Korea (Seoul)[/accordion-item]

Membership Affiliation

  • Active member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Professional member of IEEE (Membership No.: 91081107)
  • Professional member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)