Mohamed Sarwat, Arizona State University
May 11, 2017
Searle 240B, University of Chicago

Abstract: GIS software packages are useful tools to make sense of spatial data. This is beneficial for applications that may transform science and society like climate change analysis, population migration analysis, urban planning, transportation engineering, disaster response, as well as commerce and advertising.

Susan Murphy, University of Michigan
May 05, 2017
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Abstract: A critical question in the development of mobile health interventions is, when and in which contexts, is it most useful to deliver treatments to the user.  This question concerns time-varying dynamic moderation by the context on the effectiveness of in-the-moment interventions on user behavior.   In this talk we discuss the micro-randomized trial design and associated data analyses for use in assessing moderation.   We illustrate this approach with data from a micro-randomized mobile health trial: HeartSteps.