Statistics in Sports
A Section of the American Statistical AssociationThe Section on Statistics in Sports (SIS) was founded during the 1992 Joint Statistical Meetings, filling a need to foster the development of statistics and its applications in sports. The mission of SIS has been to stimulate statistical research with an application to sports, promoting publications devoted to statistical theory and methodology and their application to statistics in sports, and to increase the availability of information concerning the science of statistics and its contribution to sports. Over the years, SIS has been active in cooperating with other organizations, both within and outside the American Statistical Association, fostering statistical education in sports, and, in general, making statistics accessible to individuals interested in sports.
- 4th international conference on Mathematics in Sport
- Leuven, Belgium, June 5-7, 2013
- 2013 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports
- Harvard University, September 21, 2013 (please note date change)
- Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics
- Prague, Czech Republic, September 27, 2013
The new issue of
JQAS (volume 9, issue 1)
has been published and made available online (March 2013).
- Chris Volinsky and colleagues at AT&T Labs-Research developed
a visualization tool of MLB Hall of Fame voting statistics
through the years.
is available online.
- New York Times article from November 24, 2012, on NFL teams
interest in statisticians.
Jim Albert (JQAS editor) conducted an
with sports statisticians
Ben Alamar and Keith Woolner that appeared in the August 2012 issue
of the AmStat News.
- Joseph Hilbe (Arizona State University) and Mark Glickman (Boston University) have been elected 2013 Chair-elect and Program Chair-elect, respectively, for the ASA Section on Statistics in Sports.
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