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Harvard University Science Center
Lecture Hall C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The 2011 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will be a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The symposium format will be a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Students in particular are encouraged to submit abstracts; a prize will be awarded to the best student poster as decided by a panel of judges. The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS).

Conference Highlights

Speaker: J.P. Ricciardi
  • Special assistant to the New York Mets general manager
  • Former general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Former Director of Player Personnel on the Oakland A's under "Moneyball" General Manager Billy Beane
Panel Discussion

We are pleased to confirm our afternoon panel discussion on NBA analytics.

  • Sam Hinkie - Executive VP of Basketball Operations, Houston Rockets
  • Roland Beech - Director of Basketball Analytics, Dallas Mavericks
  • Kenny Atkinson - Assistant Coach, New York Knicks
with moderator
  • Zach Lowe - NBA writer for, the Sports Illustrated web site
StatDNA Soccer Analytics Research Competition winner:

Congratulations to Sarah Rudd of On Football Research and Consulting. She will present

"A framework for tactical analysis and individual offensive production assessment in soccer using Markov chains"

Follow this link for a list of the benefits of sponsorship.

Please contact Mark Glickman (mg -at-, Scott Evans (evans -at-, or Jason Rosenfeld (jwrosenf -at- fas-dot-harvard-dot-edu), the co-organizers of the symposium, with any questions.

See this web page for information about the 2009 symposium.


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