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Activity Number: 338
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
Abstract #318161
Title: Harnessing the Extraordinary Power of Statistics in Sports
Author(s): Ben Baumer* and Dennis Lock* and Brian Macdonald*
Companies: Smith College and Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers
Keywords: sports ; decision-making ; NBA ; NHL ; MLB ; NFL

Statistics is playing a powerful role in the evolution of many professional sports. With one expert from each of the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB, our panel will discuss how statistics can and should be used to impact decision-making, with respect to both in-game strategy and in building a team. Further, we will provide a glance at what it's like to work for a professional sports team - the skills that are needed, what the lifestyle is like, and how statistics is fundamental to such roles.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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