Sports Analytics Author & Consultant
Benjamin Alamar has been a leader and innovator in the data science and sports analytics space for over 20 years. He has developed cutting edge analytic tools and built analytics teams for numerous organizations including ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and StubHub. His work includes innovative models that have informed decisions on both the sport and business side of organizations, building high performing teams that work in partnership with decision makers, and working with top level executives to effectively incorporate data and analytics into the decision making process. He also has a distinguished teaching career that includes courses at Columbia, MIT, Rice, UMass, University of San Francisco, and Menlo College. He has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has written on sports analytics for outlets such as ESPN, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he is the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports and the author of Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches Managers and Other Decision Makers.