Blanca Gallego Luxan PhD, MS, BS Google Scholar Profile
Associate Professor Blanca Gallego Luxan leads a research unit in Clinical analytics and machine learning at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW.
Trained as a physicist, Blanca obtained a PhD in climate modelling from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She then relocated to Australia where she worked at the University of Sydney developing accounting frameworks for assessing the environmental impact of corporations. Blanca joined the Australian Institute of Health innovation (AIHI) in 2006. During her time at AIHI, she established a growing and successful research program in Health Analytics, developing and evaluating state-of-the-art techniques for clinical decision support, precision medicine, patient safety, and biosurveillance. In November 2017 she joined the Centre for Big Data Research as head of the Clinical Machine Learning Research Unit.
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants
Hearing Industry Research Consortium Grants
St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation Grants
Australia-India Strategic Funds
HCF Health and Medical Research Grant
My Research Supervision
Georgina Kennedy (predicting clinical deterioration during hospitalisation)
Elliott Zhu (estimation of heterogenous treatment effects on survival outcomes)
Dr Mohamed Khalifa (supporting the choice of cost-effective predictive tools for clinical decision support)
Dr Thilo Schuler (data quality and predictive analytics to support decisions in radiation oncology)
Dr Nikhil Kumar (predicting hypoglycemic events in ICU patients)