Beate Ehrhardt
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My research interests are statistical analysis of big data, Bayesian statistics, modeling and statistical inference for networks, machine learning, optimal experimental design, instrumental variables and causality. I have experience working with pharmaceutical data, insurance data, and data in the social sciences. Generally speaking, I am intrigued by complex and large datasets.

Since 2016 I am working as a Senior Research Statistician on pre-clinical data at AstraZeneca. As part of the Quantitative Biology department, I design and analyse experiments across the pre-clinical pipeline — from hit identification to animal experiments.

My background is in mathematical statistics in which I completed my PhD at University College London (UCL) at the Department for Statistical Science under the supervision of Professor Patrick J. Wolfe. In my PhD, I worked on improving our understanding of community structure in large networks. Prior to my PhD, I studied mathematics at the University of Bremen, Germany, where I completed my Diploma (equivalent to Masters) in 2012. Concurrently to my studies, I worked as a research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS).

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Maiden name: Franke

Senior Research Statistician
R&D | Innovative Medicines IMED | Discovery Sciences
United Kingdom

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