Changing the Game: The Statistical Analysis of Sports (the future of data-driven decision making in sports)
A panel of analytics professionals will discuss the current state and future of data-driven decision making in sports.
Winning in team sports has always been a function of superior ownership, front offices, and players and coaches. But the emergence of sabermetrics in baseball during the 1990s not only revolutionized that sport’s modern era, but professional sports leagues as a whole. Today, every major professional sports team either has an analytics department or an analytics expert on staff. Join legendary broadcaster Bob Costas for a roundtable discussion on the impact of math and science in sports and what the future holds for our data-driven pastimes.
A life-long sports fan, Dr. Jeremy Abramson has always been fascinated by the impact and importance quantitative information has on athletic competition. He is interested in the acquisition, processing, analysis, and visualization of sports-related data, as well as how to construct narratives around the entire process. Jeremy teaches “Introduction to Sports Analytics” in the University of Southern California, where he is a Research Computer Scientist in USC’s Information Sciences Institute, and a lecturer in USC’s Data Science Program. The course acquaints students with the multidisciplinary aspect of sports analysis, through examples and guest speakers in the fields of statistics, economics, operations research, and computer science.