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- I was quoted in the Feb 24, 2017 WIRED article
The Math Behind Trump's Deportation Plan Makes No Sense.
I gave a talk about chess rating systesm at the
College Mathematics Department Colloquium
on Tuesday, February 21.
The Chapman & Hall/CRC book
Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports,
edited by me, Jim Albert, Tim Swartz and Ruud Koning,
has now been published.
I wrote a chapter on
Estimating Team Strength in the NFL
with Hal Stern.
- The paper
A comparison of rating systems for competitive women's beach
volleyball by me, Jon Hennessy, and Alister Bent,
is under review.
- I was a speaker at
SportCon - Sport Analytics Conference
on January 10, 2017.
The conference took place at the University of St. Thomas,
I am one of the developers of the new
Universal Rating System
The project was sponsored by Grand Chess Tour, the Kasparov Chess
Foundation, and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
- I was quoted on December 6, 2016 in an
article in US News
on Bayesian statistical analyses applied to news verification.
- I am the founding head of the
Sports Analytics Laboratory at Harvard University.
is now active.
- The article
The analytics of getting sacked:
Coach firings in the National Football League by
Harrison Chase and me has been published in the August 2016 issue of
the award-winning dance band of high-achieving academic statisticians,
performed at the
2016 Joint Statistical Meetings Google corporate reception
on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Our band also recently performed at
in New York City and at
Fort Village Resort
in Sardinia, Italy.
are posted on the band's facebook page.
Measuring the Effects of Time-Varying Medication Adherence on
Health Outcomes Through Latent States
2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, IL, on August 2, 2016.
"A Comparison of Probabilistic Rating Systems for Women's Beach
on July 8, 2016 at the Institute for Quantitative
Social Science, Harvard University,
at a symposium
on understanding political, economic, and athletic
success at the 2016 Olympic Games.
article about the symposium appeared in the Harvard Gazette.
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