Fatima is a 3rd year PhD at the department of statistics at UCL. Prior to beginning her Phd she holds an MPhil and Msc (research) in statistics form Quaid - i - Azam University and Bsc in mathematics from the Punjab University Pakistan. She is also Lecturer at Department of Statistics at CIIT, Pakistan.
Fatima's Ph.D. research aims at developing efficient data clustering algorithms. There are many challenges in cluster analysis, for instance, the estimation of number of clusters, definitions of clusters, validations of clustering, consistency, stability, reproducibility and robustness of methods. The designed algorithms will be capable of estimating appropriate number of clusters and clustering data. The present partitioning clustering algorithms need to specify number of clusters in advance. The idea is to design such clustering algorithms that can estimate number of clusters and give data clustering based on this estimate.