News and Blog

Welcome to the 2015 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference blog!

September 5, 2014

We are excited to kick off this year’s edition of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference blog, and we promise many new offerings for 2015. Planning for the 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference began shortly after last year’s very successful event. We have a dedicated team working to make this year’s conference better… Read more

2015 Research Paper Call for Abstracts Now Available!

July 21, 2014

Every year, hundreds of researchers and analysts submit new research that advances the field of sports analytics through the SSAC Research Paper Competition. We’re proud to issue our Call for Abstracts for the 2015 competition. This year we are introducing a track system to the competition. Researchers will again compete for the opportunity to present… Read more

Save the Date for the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

June 23, 2014

We are very excited to announce the date and venue for the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The 9th annual conference will be held Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Keep watching this space for more updates on the conference over the summer, sign up for our Mailing… Read more

2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: A Review Of Day 1

March 1, 2014

By: Patrick Rishe, Professor in Economics at Webster University, and Founder/Director of Sportsimpacts.  On Friday at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, I attended Day 1 of the 8th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. My biggest takeaways: • Analytics can obviously be useful, but coaches and players prefer it only as a supplemental tool.  Video instruction is… Read more

Research Paper Finalists and Saturday Agenda

February 28, 2014

The 2014 Saturday agenda has been updated to reflect the following four Research Papers that will be presenting. For complete details please see our agenda page here:   10:20: A Data-driven Method for In-game Decision Making in MLB 10:50: What Does it Take to Call a Strike? 11:40: The Three Dimensions of Rebounding 12:10: POINTWISE: Predicting Points and… Read more