All things sports analytics at #INFORMS2022

Welcome back for another in a special series of the Resoundingly Human podcast, filmed and recorded in person in Indianapolis at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting. I’m joined by Brian Macdonald at Yale University. He is a keynote presenter at this year’s Annual Meeting, Sports Analytics, and he has kindly taken some time out of his busy meeting schedule to share special insight into, well, all things sports analytics!

I think the player tracking data is not untapped, but I think there’s still a lot that can be done with that, that hasn’t been done yet. It’s somewhat new in some sports, even like hockey just within the past couple years they’ve got player tracking data. It’s been around for a while in basketball but the quality is improving and the data that’s available just keeps improving.

Interviewed this episode:

Brian Macdonald

Yale University

Brian is currently a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. He was previously Special Faculty in Sports Analytics in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, the Director of Sports Analytics in the Stats & Information Group at ESPN, Director of Hockey Analytics with the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point, and an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. He received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Lafayette College, and a master of arts and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.

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