Beate Franke
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My research interests are statistical analysis of big data, modeling and statistical inference for networks, instrumental variables and causality. Applicationwise, I am particularly interested in social sciences and genetics. Since 2012 I am a PhD student at University College London (UCL) at the Department for Statistical Science under the supervision of Professor Patrick J. Wolfe. I am working on improving our understanding of community structure in large networks.

My background is in mathematics in which I completed my Diploma at the University of Bremen, Germany, in 2012. Due to my interests, I specialized in statistics. In my Diploma thesis I discussed the ability of the Instrumental Variable approach to overcome the bias due to confounding.
Concurrently to my studies, I worked as a research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS) and as a student teaching assistant.

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Stochastic Processes Group (SPG@UCL)
Dept. Statistical Science
University College London

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