Associate Professor, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
Dave Clarke directs the Laboratory for Quantitative Exercise Biology, the mission of which is to develop predictive models of exercise training adaptations to improve fundamental understanding and discover ways to optimize training programs. His research and expertise find application primarily with organizations in Canadian high-performance sport.
A lifelong athlete in sports such as swimming and triathlon, his entry to sports analytics was preceded by his undergraduate and Masters degrees in kinesiology, followed by Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in chemical and biological engineering, which he undertook to learn how to mathematically model biological systems. He enjoys the interdisciplinary aspect of sports analytics because it provides endless learning opportunities across disciplines such as statistics, computer science, and business.