Upcoming Public Events in the MAA Carriage House
Below is a list of upcoming events in the MAA Carriage House. Carriage House Lectures and the MAA Distinguished Lecture Series are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and opens prior to each event.
"Getting SMART about Adapting Interventions"
Susan A. Murphy (University of Michigan) presents this MAA Carriage House Lecture at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the MAA Carriage House.
Imagine you are a child with ADHD. Wouldn't you like your doctors to periodically adapt your treatment to your unique—and ever-changing—condition? And wouldn't you be excited to learn that an algorithm used to analyze your medical data was originally developed for applications in robotics and artificial intelligence? This lecture will explain how a randomized clinical trial design (Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial or SMART) is being used to develop adaptive interventions—protocols that systematize sequential decision-making that is key to effective treatment of health problems. Examples include a study of children with ADHD. More.