4
Mar
2022

The 16th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Annual Recap
2022

2022

Annual Recap

Speakers

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Mark Abbott

President and Deputy Commissioner, Major League Soccer

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Dave Abbott

Managing Director, US Sports Media, Sportradar

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Val Ackerman

Commissioner, BIG EAST Conference

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TJ Adeshola

Head of U.S. Sports, Twitter

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Niyanth Anand

Senior Manager of Business Analytics, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

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Renie Anderson

Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President, NFL Partnerships

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Dawn Aponte

Chief Administrator of Football Operations, NFL

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Kevin Arnovitz

NBA Writer, ESPN.com

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Katie Barnes

Feature Writer, ESPN

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Deni Batchvarova

Senior Vice President, Strategy, UFC

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Brant Berglund

Senior Director of Coaching & GM Applications, NHL

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Kristin Bernert

President of Business Operations, Columbus Crew

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Sue Bird

Point Guard, Seattle Storm

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Luke Bornn

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Zelus Analytics

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Johanna Boynton

Chair and Principal Owner, Toronto Six (PHF)

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Olav Aleksander Bu

Sports Scientist and Olympic Coach, Norwegian Triathlon Olympic Team

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Events

Research Papers

Winning duels in VALORANT, a visualization of optimal positioning

DeMars DeRover

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Using Tracking and Charting Data to Better Evaluate NFL Players: A Review

Eric Eager, George Chahrouri, Timo Riske, Brad Spielberger, LauSze Yui, Zach Drapkin, Tej Seth

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Using Machine Learning to Describe how Players Impact the Game in the MLB

Connor Heaton, Prasenjit Mitra

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Using Hex Maps to Classify & Cluster Dribble Hand-off Variants in the NBA

Koi Stephanos, Ghaith Husari, Brian Bennett, Matthew Harrison, Emma Stephanos

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Sports narrative enhancement with natural language generation

Henry Wang, Saman Sarraf, Arbi Tamrazian

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Detection of tactical patterns using semi-supervised graph neural networks

Gabriel Anzer, Pascal Bauer, Ulf Brefeld, Dennis Fassmeyer

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Beyond action valuation: A deep reinforcement learning framework for optimizing player decisions in soccer

Pegah Rahimian, Jan Van Haaren, Togzhan Abzhanova, Laszlo Toka

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