2007 NESSIS Program:
Selected Presentations and Posters from the 2007 NESSIS
"How much of the NBA home court advantage is explained by rest?"
Oliver Entine and Dylan Small, The Wharton School
"Statistical models for the evaluation of fielding in baseball"
Shane T. Jensen, The Wharton School
"Probability and optimization models for racing"
Victor S. Lo, Fidelity Investments and University of British Columbia
"Rating the ratings: A comparison of methods for ranking college ice hockey teams"
Robin Lock and Julia Palmateer, St. Lawrence University
"The Tennis Formula: How it can be used in professional
A. James O'Malley, Harvard Medical School
"The passing premium puzzle reconsidered"
Duane W. Rockerbie, University of Lethbridge
"The pot calling the kettle black: Are NBA statistical models more
irrational than 'irrational' decision-makers?
Dan T. Rosenbaum, Cleveland Cavaliers and UNC at Greensboro
"A Markov model for basketball"
Kenny Shirley, The Wharton School
"Does pole position really matter: Mixed model
relationship of MotoGP qualifying practice and final race
Leanne Streja, UCLA
"In search of the advantage to batting last in baseball"
Theodore L. Turocy, Texas A&M University
"On probabilistic excitement of sports games"
Jan Vecer, Columbia University
"Real-world challenges in the pursuit of Olympic excellence"
Peter Vint, US Olympic Committee
"A simple and flexible rating method for predicting success in the
NCAA basketball tournament"
Brady West, University of Michigan
"Racial discrimination among NBA referees"
Justin Wolfers, The Wharton School
"Estimating situational effects on OPS"
Phil Yates, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pictures from the 2007 NESSIS
Videos from the 2007 NESSIS
We kindly thank the following organizations
for their support of the 2007 NESSIS:
Boston Chapter of the ASA
Harvard Statistics Department
ASA Section on Statistics in Sports
Section on OR in Sports