Cafe Scientifique

Sports Analytics

Friday, January 23, 2015

Boston Pizza (private room)
1045 Columbia St., New  Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West Skytrain station)
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Reserve your free seat by emailing: café_scientifique@sfu.ca

January 23, 2015

Sports Analytics

Sports analytics has become an important area of emphasis for professional sports teams in their attempt to obtain a competitive edge. The discussion will revolve around recent work that Dr. Swartz has conducted in sports analytics such as the optimal time to pull a goalie in hockey, insights into home team advantage and the value of draft positions in major league soccer.

Dr. Tim Swartz is a Professor in the Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science at SFU. His general interest is statistical computing and he attempts to use the power of modern computing machinery to solve real statistical problems. The area he has devoted much attention to is integration problems arising in Bayesian applications. "Lately, my interest in statistics in sport has grown to consume a fair bit of my time, perhaps too much of my time."

Everyone welcome, free admission. Refreshments available for purchase.

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