Formal Foundations of Clustering
Margareta Ackerman is a postdoctoral fellow at UC San Diego specializing in formal foundations of clustering. She received her PhD from the University of Waterloo and is a winner of numerous awards, including the competitive NSERC award for Canadian postdoctoral fellows.
Margareta’s research interests include machine learning, game theory, bioinformatics, information retrieval, and automata theory. Among her research contributions is a consistent set of axioms of clustering quality measures, a characterization of linkage-based clustering, and a novel framework for selecting clustering algorithms based on users’ needs.