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Graduate Student Seminar

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Center : 115
Session ChairBryce Carey
DiscussantDr. Hoffman

Speaker 1: Rabab Elnaiem
Meta Analysis of a Behavioural Intervention to Promote Weight Loss in Low Income Adult Population
In this talk we review meta analysis methods for the problem of common mean, testing for homogeneity and building a fixed/random model.  Through following an application that review  studies for behavioural interventions in populations with a high prevalence of obesity and obesity-related risks that were published in 2011-2016, to a large extent obesity is a preventable or reversible health condition, many of these complications and their associated costs could be avoided. We review 14 studies, and performed a meta-analysis similar effect sizes that measure the impacts of a behavioural intervention programs on weight loss, The effect size measures the weight difference in KG by comparing the intervention and control groups of a given study.

Speaker 2: Randy Price
Measures of Dimension
In this talk we will go over two measures of dimension, namely the Hausdorff and fractal dimensions. After introducing them and some of their properties we will go over a result by Hunt and Kaloshin from 1999 which relates the dimension of the image of a set under a bounded linear map to the original set.