Monthly Archives: March 2013

Afterthoughts: MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Well, that was an eventful two days at the 2013 MIT SSAC.  I blogged about this repeatedly in previous posts.  As a teacher of statistics, what lessons will I take home from this event? Where do I go from here?  Take … Continue reading

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Data Visualization Panel Discussion: MIT SSAC13

This was one of my favorite panels of the conference.  If my rambling pseudo transcripts are too much, click some of the cool links. We listened to the leaders in data visualization talking about the craft.  They all start by … Continue reading

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MIT SSAC 2013: True Performance and the Science of Randomness

Time for another all-star panel.   Plus, hopefully, some real mathematics/statistics.   Our Moderator is Daryl Morey, GM of the Houston Rockets. He reminds me of Chris Farley on SNL.  Except he’s a GM of a major sports team.   Stars … Continue reading

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Football Sports Analytics reminds me of using analytics for teaching.

Questions Posed by Andrea Kremer of  HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.   For this conference,  some big brass in the NFL came to play.GMS, COO’s, GM’s. Also, Aaron Schatz,  Founder of Football Outsiders.  Kevin Demoff, COO, St. Louis Rams. Scott Pioli former NFL … Continue reading

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MIT Sports Analytics Conference: Random Ramblings on “Revenge of the Nerds.”

I took notes on the “Revenge of the Nerds”  session at the MIT Sloan Sports analytics Conference. .    Here are my random ramblings.   It’s incomplete, possibly wrong, and certainly has typos.   Deal with it. Panel Leader:  Michael … Continue reading

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