Dr Ananya Malhotra
BSc MSc PhD in Statistics
I completed my undergraduation and postgraduation in Statistics from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (DU) and was awarded PhD in inferential reliability in 2018 from DU. Now I work for the Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes Network (ICON) at LSHTM.
I teach on Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health (STEPH) and Robust Statistical Methods modules. I am also the Co-Module Organiser of STEPH.
I am primarily interested in the application of machine learning based methods. My recent project involved derivation of a risk score using machine learning, for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer among patients using primary care electronic health records.
In my current project, I will be studying the associations between individual patients’ characteristics, their treatments, the risk of experiencing adverse events and their subsequent quality of life after having undergone immunotherapy. Using unsupervised learning techiniques, I would be defining the ‘profile’ of patients who are likely to experience adverse effects of immunotherapy based on their individual characteristics.