2015 NESSIS Program:
Selected presentations from the 2015 NESSIS
"Football under pressure: Assessing malfeasance in Deflategate"
Stan A. Veuger, American Enterprise Institute
"NBA court realty"
(within a browser, open the "court_realty.html" file in the main folder)
Dan Cervone, New York University
"A method to assess the influence of individual player performance
distribution on match outcome in team sports"
Sam Robertson, Victoria University and Western Bulldogs Football Club
"Rethinking the FIFA World Cup final draw"
Julien Guyon, Bloomberg L.P. and Columbia University
"A comparison of sporting heroes:
Bayesian modeling of test match cricketers"
Pete Philipson, Northumbria University
"Nearest-neighbor matchup effects: Predicting March Madness"
Andrew Hoegh, Virginia Tech
"A stochastic rank ordered logit model for
rating multi-competitor games and sports"
Mark E. Glickman, Boston University
"A Bayesian hierarchical model to estimate the framing ability
of major league baseball catchers"
Sameer Deshpande, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
"Contextualized goals in soccer"
Frank Silva, University of North Carolina
"Triangle partitioning and linear optimization
of forward lines"
Chris Kang, University of Washington
"Competition from other sports hurts TV ratings:
How to shift league calendars to optimize viewership"
Jim Pagels, Columbia University
"The automated general manager"
Philip Maymin, Vantage Sports and University of Bridgeport
"Sampling from the 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 possible brackets
in the NCAA men's basketball tournament using the power model"
Sheldon Jacobson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Survivor functions, hazard functions, and median lifetimes
for olympic sponsorships"
Jonathan Jensen, Merrimack College
"A logistic regression approach to predicting who will make
the NBA playoffs"
Ryan Elmore, University of Denver
"Data mining Major League Baseball's pace of play problem"
Aaron Crowley, State University of New York at Buffalo
"Assist quality: Measuring the true value of basketball assists"
Alexander Lee, University of Toronto
"Functional data approach to longitudinal modeling
in the National Hockey League"
Matthew Valente, Arizona State University
"Is the price right?
An analysis of the National Football League ticket market
relative to the Great Recession"
Benjamin Singer, Yale School of Management
Pictures from the 2015 NESSIS
Selected videos from the 2015 NESSIS
We kindly thank the following organizations
for their support of the 2015 NESSIS: