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Research Papers Submission Deadline Friday 9/28 Final Reminder: An Interview with Philip Maymin

September 25, 2018

While we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of abstracts for the Research Papers Competition ahead of the deadline this Friday, 9/28, we sat down with Philip Maymin, who took first prize in last year’s competition. In his paper, “An Open-Sourced Optical Tracking and Advanced eSports Analytics Platform for League of Legends,” Philip introduced new metrics to track League of… Read more

SSAC19 Theme and Deadline for Research Papers Submission Reminder

September 21, 2018

A Numbers Game: SSAC19 is back in action and we are excited to announce this year’s theme, A Numbers Game.   Reminder: Research Paper Submissions due on September 28th. We have been eagerly receiving and reading abstract submissions for Research Papers and wanted to send out a reminder that submissions are due by September 28th at 11:59 p.m. Research Papers… Read more

Pushing the Analytics Conversation Forward at this Year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 9, 2018

Mark Nerenberg, VP of Game Operations and Development at DraftKings Despite starting my career in fantasy sports more than eight years ago, 2018 was the first time I was finally able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and it did not disappoint. Onsite, I was able to meet and listen to some of… Read more

SSAC ’18 Day Two Recap

February 26, 2018

SSAC ’18: Talk Data to Me has come to a close, and we had an incredible weekend in Boston! Featuring content from franchise owners, business executives and entrepreneurs, former US President Barack Obama, and compelling individuals from every corner of sports, media and business, SSAC ‘18 never presented a dull moment. Thank you for joining… Read more

SSAC ’18 DAY ONE RECAP

February 24, 2018

DAY 1 RECAP: What a day it was as we kicked of #SSAC18! Co-Founders Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey along with Co-Leads Greg Kim and Sean Singer began the conference by welcoming all attendees, sponsors, and organizers. They reminded us of the importance of the effective communication of data, referencing the SSAC18 theme of #TalkDataToMe…. Read more