Dr. Patrick Lucey is Chief Scientist at Stats Perform overseeing a team of more than 40 AI scientists and engineers developing new analytical tools and performance solutions powered by machine learning and computer vision. Prior to Stats Perform, Patrick worked at Disney Research, where he conducted research into automatic sports broadcasting using large amounts of spatiotemporal tracking data. Before Disney, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University/Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh conducting research on automatic facial expression recognition.
In the past four years, Patrick has been a co-author on papers in the MIT Sloan Best Research Paper Track, winning best paper in 2016 and runner-up in 2017 and 2018. In the past year, Patrick and his team brought new AI solutions to market, including AutoSTATS, which uses computer vision to pull player tracking data directly from broadcast, and VQ, an AI-powered player prop API for betting. Patrick received his BEng(EE) from the University of Southern Queensland in 2003 and his PhD from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2008.