# Diversity-aware clustering: Computational Complexity and Approximation Algorithms

In this work, we study diversity-aware clustering problems where the data points are associated with multiple attributes resulting in intersecting groups. A clustering solution need to ensure that a minimum number of cluster centers are chosen from each group while simultaneously minimizing the clustering objective, which can be either $k$-median, $k$-means or $k$-supplier. We present parameterized approximation algorithms with approximation ratios $1+ \frac{2}{e}$, $1+\frac{8}{e}$ and $3$ for diversity-aware $k$-median, diversity-aware $k$-means and diversity-aware $k$-supplier, respectively. The approximation ratios are tight assuming Gap-ETH and FPT $\neq$ W[2]. For fair $k$-median and fair $k$-means with disjoint faicility groups, we present parameterized approximation algorithm with approximation ratios $1+\frac{2}{e}$ and $1+\frac{8}{e}$, respectively. For fair $k$-supplier with disjoint facility groups, we present a polynomial-time approximation algorithm with factor $3$, improving the previous best known approximation ratio of factor $5$.

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