New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports

Harvard University Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Conference co-chairs: Mark Glickman and Scott Evans.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The 2017 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports is 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 is a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion.

Abstract submission is now closed.

NESSIS registration is now open.

Online registration must be completed by September 9. No on-site registrations will be accepted. Early bird registration ends August 1.

Confirmed featured speaker:
  • David Firth, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK
    "Fair standings in soccer and other round-robin leagues"
All currently confirmed oral and poster presenters are listed on the presenters page. The talk abstracts, poster abstracts, and a tentative schedule have been posted as well.


Panel discussion: "Past, present and future of analytics in the NFL"
  • Dennis Lock - Miami Dolphins

  • Karim Kassam - Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Sandy Weil - Los Angeles Rams

Panel moderator:
  • Aaron Schatz - President, Football Outsiders, Inc.

Dual-track NESSIS refereed proceedings Instructions for paper submissions will be provided after the conference.

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What's New?

  • The 2017 NESSIS has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017.

  • Abstract submission is open as of February 1, 2017.

  • Symposium Registration is now open.

  • Abstract submission is now closed as of June 16, 2017.