Statistical Science


Dr Christian Hennig awarded EPSRC standard research grant

24 March 2013


Dr Christian Hennig has been awarded an EPSRC standard research grant for work on "A multicriterion approach to cluster validation".  In this research, Dr Hennig will look at the notoriously difficult problem of estimating the number of clusters from a fresh angle, connecting criteria properly to different research aims. The project includes collaborations with the robust clustering group of the University of Valladolid led by Professor Carlos Matran, the expert for biological species delimitation Dr Bernhard Hausdorf (University of Hamburg), the International Federation of Classification Societies cluster benchmarking initiative led by IFCS president Professor Iven van Mechelen (KU Leuven) and Dr Hennig's former PhD student Dr Pietro Coretto (University of Salerno).