Patrick Lucey

Director of Data Science, STATS

Patrick Lucey is currently the Director of Data Science at STATS. His charter is to maximize the value of fine-grained player tracking data currently captured in high-performance sports. Previously, Patrick was at Disney Research for 5 years, where he conducted research into automatic sports broadcasting using large amounts of spatiotemporal tracking data. Previous to that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick received his BEng(EE) from USQ and his PhD from QUT, Australia in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He was co-author of the best paper at the 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and has won best paper awards at INTERSPEECH (2007) and WACV (2014) international conferences (website: