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2011 NESSIS Program Schedule

Talk and poster abstracts

The symposium format will be a mixture of talks and posters. More information about the program will continue to be added to this page as it becomes available.

The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS).

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

2011 NESSIS Confirmed Oral Presentations

Cheating in football: Team culture, player behavior, or question of circumstance? - Chris Stride, University of Sheffield

Ratings Central: Accurate, automated, Bayesian table tennis ratings for clubs, leagues, tournaments and organizations - David J. Marcus, Ratings Central

Seed distributions for NCAA men's basketball tournament: Why it may not matter who plays whom - Sheldon H. Jacobson, University of Illinois

The value of teamwork: Estimating individual performance via a statistical network algorithm - James Piette, Krossover Intelligence Inc.

Improving NHL player ability ratings with hazard function models for goal scoring and prevention - Samuel Ventura and Andrew Thomas, Carnegie Mellon University

Comparing market efficiency with traditional and non-traditional ratings systems in ATP tennis - Adrian Schembri, RMIT University, Melbourne

RUSH: Ratings using score histories - Todd L. Graves, Los Alamos National Laboratory

A framework for tactical analysis and individual off ensive production assessment in soccer using Markov chains - Sarah Rudd, On Football Research and Consulting

Scouting analytics: Use of statistical information in MLB personnel decisions - J.P. Ricciardi, New York Mets