Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports

One more plug for my upcoming conference. Tickets can be bought here. And the schedule for the day is:

8am – Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast available

9am – Welcome

9:10am – “The intra-match home advantage in Australian Rules football”

By Richard Ryall & Anthony Bedford

9:45am - “Pitcher Accuracy through Catcher Spotting: Assessing Rater Reliability”

By Andrew C. Thomas

10:20am – “Optimal Dynamic Clustering Through Relegation and Promotion: How to Design a Competitive Sports League”

By Martin L. Puterman and Qingchen Wang

10:55am – “Dynamic Effort, Sustainability, Myopia, and 110% Effort”

by Stephen Shmanske

11:30am – Featured Speaker: Sig Mejdal of the St. Louis Cardinals

12:15pm Lunch Provided and Poster Session

1:45pm – “Drafts versus Auctions in the Indian Premier League”

by Tim Swartz

2:20pm – “Reconsideration of the best batting order in baseball: Is the order to maximize the expected number of runs really the best?”

by Nobuyoshi Hirotsu

2:55pm –“Uncovering Football’s Best Goalscorers in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Eredivisie, and Ligue 1 for the 2009-2010 Season”

By Joel Oberstone

3:30pm – “An Empirical NFL Draft Value Chart”

By Michael Schuckers

4:05pm – Featured Speaker: Roland Beech of Dallas Mavericks

5:00pm – Concluding Remarks

For further information on each presentation, see the presentation descriptions.

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