New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports

Harvard University Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Conference co-chairs: Mark Glickman and Scott Evans.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The 2015 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.

NESSIS registration is now open.

Talk and poster abstracts are now available online. Presentation topics include statistical methods applied to basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, tennis, American football, cricket, golf and other sports.

Featured speakers:
  • Stan Veuger, American Enterprise Institute
    "Football under pressure: Assessing malfeasance in Deflategate"

  • Carl Morris, Harvard University
    "Comparing sports performances using counts and rates"


Panel discussion: "Hockey analytics in the NHL"
  • Brian Macdonald - Florida Panthers

  • Jason Nightingale - Buffalo Sabres

  • Michael Peterson - Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Michael Schuckers (moderator) - Associate Professor of Statistics, St. Lawrence University; Co-founder, Statistical Sports Consulting LLC


Dual-track NESSIS refereed proceedings Instructions for paper submissions will be provided after the conference.

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What's New?

  • The 2015 NESSIS has been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2015.

  • Abstract submission is now closed as of June 15, 2015.

  • Symposium Registration is now open.

  • The 2015 NESSIS panel discussion will be about hockey analytics in the NHL, and will feature three statisticians/analysts from NHL hockey teams.