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The 16th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

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Mar 5, 2022
Hynes Convention Center
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2022

2022

SLOAN SPORTS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

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, NFL

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Dawn Aponte

Chief Football Administrative Officer, NFL

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Kevin Arnovitz

NBA Writer, ESPN.com

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Katie Barnes

Feature Writer, ESPN

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Denitza Batchvarova

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Finance, TKO

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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

WNBA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Co-Founder of A Touch More and Togethxr

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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

Co-Founder, Head of Performance for Norway Triathlon, Santara Technology

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Events

Research Papers

A Game-theoretic Approach to the Football Endgame: When Should the "2-Minute Drill" Begin?

Logan McGuire, Franklin Kenter

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A Markov Approach to Untangling Intention Versus Execution in Tennis

Doug Fearing, Stephanie Kovalchik, Tim Chan, Craig Fernandes

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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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Call to the Pen: Maximizing pitcher effectiveness via topic modeled cluster centroid distances

Austin Hymes

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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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Learning from the Pros: Extracting Professional Goalkeeper Technique from Broadcast Footage

Matthew Wear, Ryan Beal, Tim Matthews, Gopal Ramchurn, Tim Norman

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Live Counter-Factual Analysis in Women’s Tennis using Automatic Key-Moment Detection

Robert Seidl, Patrick Lucey

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Sports narrative enhancement with natural language generation

Henry Wang, Saman Sarraf, Arbi Tamrazian

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Understanding why shooters shoot - An AI-powered engine for basketball performance profiling

Alejandro Rodriguez Pascal, Ishan Mehta, Muhammad Khan, Rose Yu, Frank Rodriz

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

Connor Heaton, Prasenjit Mitra

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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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When are they coming? Understanding and forecasting the timeline of arrivals at FC Barcelona stadium on match days

Feliu Serra Burriel, Fernando Cucchietti, Pedro Delicado, Eduardo Graells Garrido

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Winning duels in VALORANT, a visualization of optimal positioning

DeMars DeRover

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