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Prof Christian Hennig
Appointment
  • Honorary Professor
  • Dept of Statistical Science
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography

Christian is a senior lecturer in Statistics at UCL since 2005. He studied Mathematics in Hamburg and Statistics in Dortmund. He got his Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) at the University of Hamburg in 1997 for a thesis on clusterwise linear regression and a habilitation in 2005 on cluster validation and the principle of asymmetry in cluster analysis. After having obtained his PhD, he worked as research assistant and lecturer at the University of Hamburg and ETH Zuerich. He acted as a statistical advisor for more than 100 clients.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Research interests: Cluster analysis, robust statistics, multivariate data analysis and data visualisation, philosophy of probability, statistics and data analysis. Current main project: multivariate measurement of the quality of clusterings and its use for cluster benchmarking and estimating the number of clusters; developing a constructivist philosophy of statistics; robust model-based clustering.

Academic Background
2005   Habilitation Universitat Hamburg
2001   Certificate in Higher Education Universitat Hamburg
1997   Doctor rerum naturalium Universitat Hamburg
1993   Diplom Universitat Hamburg
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