News tagged with sports analytics

Converting data into knowledge

When a movie-streaming service recommends a new film you might like, sometimes that recommendation becomes a new favorite; other times, the computer's suggestion really misses the mark. Yisong Yue, assistant professor of ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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How numbers can reveals hidden truths about sports

When a field-goal kicker lines up for an attempt in a football game, television viewers will typically be presented with the kicker's record from that distance—on all attempts from 40 to 49 yards, for instance. Meanwhile, ...

dateMar 01, 2013 in Mathematics
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Hail to the geeks

Basketball dominates the American sports landscape in March. So perhaps it’s fitting that the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, held Friday and Saturday in Boston, heavily showcased the great strides ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Mathematics
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Strength in numbers

Before the information revolution of recent decades, sports analysis largely consisted of vague talk about the intangible qualities of players and teams: games and championships were often said to be won because of heart, ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Mathematics
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