Carnegie Mellon University

Sports Analytics Conference

Friday, October 19th

Baker Hall A53, Steinberg Auditorium

Football Analytics Workshop

Saturday, October 20th

Baker Hall A51, Giant Eagle Auditorium

Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference

Speakers

Sherri Nichols

CMU Alumni

Keynote: You Don’t Throw Like a Girl:
Disrupting Expectations

Bill Benter

Avenue Four Analytics

Statistical Models for
Horse Race Wagering

Ashley Brio

Milwaukee Bucks

Launching a sports analytics
program at a high major university

Sameer Deshpande

Post-doctoral Researcher, MIT

Estimating the health consequences of playing
football: evidence from observational studies

Eric Eager

Pro Football Focus

Using PFF Grades to Study NFL
Coaches and Coordinators

Katherine Evans

Verily Life Sciences

Quantifying Foul “Tilt” of NBA Players
 

Kayla Frisoli

Carnegie Mellon University

Opening up the court (surface)
in tennis grand slams

Shannon Gallagher

Carnegie Mellon University

Opening up the court (surface)
in tennis grand slams

Ashwin Ghadiyaram

NC State University

Pace and Space: An Alternative Measure of
NBA Shooting Prowess

Jennifer Hobbs

STATS

Understanding Sport Through
Player Tracking Data

Michael Lopez

NFL

Football Analytics Workshop Q&A
 

Amanda Luby

Carnegie Mellon University

Opening up the court (surface)
in tennis grand slams

Francesca Matano

Carnegie Mellon University

Augmenting Adjusted Plus-Minus
in Soccer with FIFA Ratings

Namita Nandakumar

Philadelphia Eagles

Evaluating Overage NHL Prospects
and the Teams That Draft Them

Robert Nguyen

University of New South Wales

fitzRoy - Reproducible Analytics for Australian Rules Football Analysis? ‘I’d like to see that’

Taylor Pospisil

Carnegie Mellon University

Augmenting Adjusted Plus-Minus
in Soccer with FIFA Ratings

Vinit Ranjan

Duke University

Pace and Space: An Alternative Measure of
NBA Shooting Prowess

Lee Richardson

Carnegie Mellon University

Augmenting Adjusted Plus-Minus
in Soccer with FIFA Ratings

Rikhav Shah

MIT

Pace and Space: An Alternative Measure of NBA Shooting Prowess

Sandeep Silwal

MIT

Pace and Space: An Alternative Measure of
NBA Shooting Prowess

Sponsors

CMSAC Reproducible Research Competition

In an effort to foster reproducible research in the sports analytics community, we are hosting the first annual CMSAC Reproducible Research Competition!


Timeline

-August 5th: Abstract submission deadline (maximum of 300 words).
-August 12th: Selected abstracts will be notified and invited to submit complete papers detailing their work (maximum of 10 pages).
-September 16th: Deadline for paper submissions for selected abstracts.
-October 20th: The top 3 papers will present at CMSAC, in addition to being awarded cash prizes! All other selected abstracts will be invited to present posters at the conference.


Rules

1.) Research must be based entirely on data that is freely available to the public (no paywall).
2.) All code and analysis steps must be available for anyone to view. Using GitHub and completing all analysis in RMarkdown, Jupyter Notebooks, or some similar service is ideal, but not required.
3.) One co-author must be willing/able to present work at CMSAC!

Papers are judged not just on the research/contributions, but also on the reproducibility of your analysis and code.

We are also accepting abstracts that are for posters only submissions. Meaning they are not considered for the reproducible research competition, will not require a paper submission, and are not required to use publicly available data (e.g. research using data from your school’s team). Please answer yes or no to the ‘Poster only submission?’ question in the form below to indicate your type of submission.

Email ryurko@stat.cmu.edu if you have any questions.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Conference Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Baker Hall (A51, Giant Eagle Auditorum), 4909 Frew St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Directions to Conference

From PIT Airport

1. Head northeast on Airport Blvd
2. Keep left to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.6 mi
3. Keep left to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.7 mi
4. Continue straight to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.2 mi
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for
I-376 E/I-79 E/Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Turnpike E and
merge onto I-376 E - 0.6 mi
6. Merge onto I-376 E - 16.4 mi
7. Keep right to stay on I-376 E - 2.1 mi
8. Take exit 72A to merge onto Forbes Ave toward Oakland - 0.3 mi
9. Merge onto Forbes Ave - 1.0 mi
10. Turn right onto Schenley Drive Extension - 449 ft
11. Turn left onto Schenley Drive - 0.2 mi
12. Turn left onto Frew St 0.2 mi
13. Destination will be on the left