Department of Statistics Unitmark
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
October 14, 2019, 1:26PM

This year’s conference features a keynote address from Cade Massey, a practice professor in The Wharton School’s operations, information and decisions department at the University of Pennsylvania, and speakers from Colorado State University, ESPN, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Technological Assessment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Football League, Simon Fraser University, SportsMEDIA Technology and Tennis Australia.

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October 4, 2019, 12:16PM

NESSIS, the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports was held on October 28 at Harvard University. S&DS students Riccardo Fogliato, Natalia Lombardi de Oliveira and Ron Yurko won the Best Student Poster prize for their work on "TRAP: A Predictive Framework for Trail Running Assessment of Performance."

Another CMU featured project was "Going Deep Models for Continuous-Time Within-Play Valuation of Game Outcomes in American Football with Tracking Data." Ron Yurko was the primary author/speaker; work by Francesca Matano, Lee Richardson, Sam Ventura, Taylor Pospisil and Ann Lee, along with University of Pittsburgh's Nick Granered and Kostas Pelechrinis, was also incorporated.