Michele Catanzaro – Journalist in Residence 2014

In 2014, the HITS Journalist in Residence Program was announced for the third time – and for the first time internationally. Journalists from 22 countries applied. The jury chose the Barcelona-based freelance science journalist Michele Catanzaro. He joined the institute in August 2014 and will stay at HITS until mid-February 2015. Catanzaro studied Physics in…

Dimensionality Reduction

Dimensionality reduction is a topic that permeates many of our interests. An important application for dimensionality reduction is visualisation: “compressing” data to two dimensions allows us a visual appreciation of the dataset at hand possibly revealing relationships of data similarity. This compression of data is often done in ad hoc way that disregards the particular nature of…