Confirmed presenters


Confirmed oral presentations: (talk abstracts)
  • FAIR STANDINGS IN SOCCER AND OTHER ROUND-ROBIN LEAGUES

    David Firth, University of Warwick

  • OUT OF GAS: QUANTIFYING FATIGUE IN MLB RELIEVERS

    Kyle Burris, Duke University

  • NO "I" IN TEAM: A NETWORK ANALYSIS OF DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL OFFENSES

    Grace Dickman, Macalester College

  • A POINT-BASED BAYESIAN HIERARCHICAL MODEL TO PREDICT THE OUTCOME OF TENNIS MATCHES

    Martin Ingram, Silverpond

  • AUTOMATIC EVENT DETECTION IN BASKETBALL GAMES

    Suraj Keshri, Columbia University

  • A SHOT TAXONOMY IN THE ERA OF TRACKING DATA IN PROFESSIONAL TENNIS

    Stephanie Kovalchik, Tennis Australia

  • HOW OFTEN DOES THE BEST TEAM WIN? A UNIFIED APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING RANDOMNESS IN NORTH AMERICAN SPORT

    Michael Lopez, Skidmore College

  • USING DATA ANALYSIS TO PREDICT ATTENDANCE FOR NHL REGULAR SEASON GAMES

    Brian Macdonald, Florida Panthers

  • PLAYER TRACKING IN AMERICAN FOOTBALL: SPATIO-TEMPORAL MODELING OF DEFENSIVE PLAYERS' INTENT

    Karl Pazdernik, North Carolina State University

  • LINNET: PROBABILISTIC LINEUP EVALUATION THROUGH NETWORK EMBEDDING

    Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh

  • OPPOSITION ANALYSIS: METHODS FOR FORECASTING STYLE OF PLAY IN SOCCER

    Devin Pleuler, Toronto Football Club

  • STRATEGY IMPLICATIONS OF THE NFL'S NEW PAT RULE

    Harold Sackrowitz, Rutgers University

  • REPLAYING THE NBA: USING MARKOV DECISION PROCESSES TO TEST DECISION-MAKING FROM THE 2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON

    Nathan Sandholtz, Simon Fraser University

  • UTILIZING ANALYTICS TO REDUCE NFL OFFENSIVE PLAY TYPE PREDICTIONS TO A MENTAL CHECKLIST

    Ronen Yakubov, University of Toronto

  • NFLWAR: A REPRODUCIBLE METHOD FOR OFFENSIVE PLAYER EVALUATION IN FOOTBALL

    Ronald Yurko, Carnegie Mellon University

Confirmed poster presentations: (poster abstracts)
  • MODELING NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET POOL MULTIPLE ENTRY STRATEGY

    Tom Adams, Poologic

  • IT'S A TOSS-UP: AN ANALYSIS OF COIN TOSS STRATEGY IN T20 CRICKET

    Sumhith Veda Aradhyula, Harvard University

  • BUMP, SET, SPIKE: USING ANALYTICS TO RATE VOLLEYBALL TEAMS AND PLAYERS

    Corley Bagley, VolleyMetrics

  • USING SURVIVAL ANALYSIS TO ESTIMATE INJURY RECOVERY TIMES AND POSITIONAL VARIATION IN THE NFL

    Zachary Binney, Emory University

  • OPTIMISING PRE-SEASON TRAINING LOADS IN AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL

    David L Carey, La Trobe University

  • USING A TENNIS RATING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE HANDICAPS IN AMATEUR MATCHES

    Timothy Chan, University of Toronto

  • WHAT FACTORS IMPACTS A SUPERSTAR'S PERFORMANCE IN NBA?

    Ruihao Chen, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • RAO-BLACKWELLIZING FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE FOR NBA PLAYERS

    Daniel Daly-Grafstein, Simon Fraser University

  • A SURVEY OF ADVANCED MODELING TECHNIQUES FOR FORECASTING COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME OUTCOMES

    Edward Egros, Fox 4 Sports, Dallas

  • PERFORMANCE VS. OBSERVATION: ARE EXPERTS AND ANALYSTS WATCHING THE SAME GAME?

    Liam Flaherty, Babson College

  • THE FIRST-PITCH GAME: STRATEGIES AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FIRST PITCH IN THE MLB

    Adam Gilfix, Harvard University

  • COMPARING GOLF ERAS: AN ANALYSIS OF GOLF'S BEST TO DETERMINE THE GREATEST PROFESSIONAL GOLFER OF ALL TIME

    Patrick Gravelle, Queen's University

  • PROJECTING COLLEGE BASKETBALL FRESHMAN PERFORMANCE USING GRASSROOTS BASKETBALL STATISTICS

    Neil Johnson, ESPN

  • NEW WAYS TO EVALUATE PITCHERS USING WEIGHTED OFFENSIVE AVERAGE AND PENALIZING EARNED RUNS

    Chulmin Kim, University of West Georgia

  • EXPERIENCED VETERAN OR PROMISING ROOKIE: THE EFFECTS OF MLB MANAGERSí SALARY AND EXPERIENCE ON TEAM SUCCESS

    J.C. Kim, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • A TIMEOUT IS A TIMEOUT? EFFECTS OF A RULE CHANGE IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (NHL)

    Kevin Kniffin, Cornell University

  • GRIP IT AND RIP IT: A FURTHER EXPLORATION OF PREDICTING SUCCESS FOR MALE PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ON THE PGA TOUR

    Michael Machiorlatti, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

  • FROM NOOB TO SMURF: ADVANCED ANALYTICS FOR LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

    Philip Z. Maymin, University of Bridgeport

  • PROJECTING THE 2017 NBA DRAFT CLASS

    John McCool, University of Pittsburgh

  • FROM MARKOV MODELS TO POISSON POINT PROCESSES: UNDERSTANDING PLAYER MOVEMENT IN THE NBA

    Jacob Mortensen, Simon Fraser University

  • ISLANDS IN THE SEA ARE CONNECTED IN THE DEEP: PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER TRANSFERS IN BIG 5 EUROPEAN LEAGUES USING EXPONENTIAL RANDOM GRAPH MODEL (ERGM)

    Subhasree Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DRAFT PERFECTLY?: A GAME THEORETIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE NHL ENTRY DRAFT

    Namita Nandakumar, University of Pennsylvania

  • SCHEDULING EFFECTS IN THE NBA AND NHL AND THEIR BETTING MARKETS

    Jason A Osborne, North Carolina State University

  • RISK FACTORS AND PREDICTIVE MODELING OF THE UCL INJURY USING PITCHF/X DATA IN MLB

    Fumitake Sakaori, Chuo University

  • AN ANALYSIS OF SHOT QUALITY IN MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE (MLL)

    Tyler Schanzenbach, William Penn High School

  • PREDICTING SHOT SUCCESS USING REAL ESTATE

    Neil Seward, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • QUANTIFYING THE CAUSAL EFFECTS OF CONSERVATIVE FOURTH DOWN DECISION MAKING IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

    Derrick Yam, Brown University

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.