Saturday, September 21, 2013
The 2013 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.
Sports Data Hub is sponsoring a contest involving the analysis of Australian Football League GPS position and team possession data. The winner of the contest will have a half-hour invited talk at NESSIS in addition to receiving a US$500 cash prize and paid travel expenses to the conference. Data for the contest will be made available in early March, but background information and contest instructions are now posted. Complete details appear at the contest site.