Research Papers


Every year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition brings exciting and innovative insight and changes to the way we analyze sports. With submissions on topics ranging from the spelling bee to rugby, basketball, and more, we represent the largest forum for groundbreaking research in sports. The Research Paper Competition is an incredible opportunity to reach a diverse audience while still contributing to the advancement of analytics in sports.

Previous year’s top papers were featured on top media outlets through the world, and captured the attention of representatives from numerous professional sports teams.

Abstract submissions for the 2019 SSAC Research Paper competition are closed.

For full rules of the competition, see the rules page.

For SSAC18, our 8 finalists and 12 posters are showcased here.