Sports "Game Changers"

Event Type: 
Colloquium
Speaker: 
Nick Mystrom
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
SMLC 124
Audience: 
Faculty/StaffStudents
Sponsor/s: 
Statistics

Event Description: 

Game Changers
Nick Mystrom
Wed May 9th, 12-1 PM
Room SMLC 124
 
For the past couple years, some very talented statistics students assisted me in answering some very interesting questions about sports that only mathematicians and statisticians can properly answer.  We need to continue and build upon the great work we did in previous years.
  • Why is women’s tennis more popular than men’s?
  • Is height really that important when selecting a QB?
  • Do baseball players care less about winning than football players?
  • Is there a quantifiable metric to determine who the best putter in the world is?
  • When Math and Sport collide, what happens?
 
Help me find out the answers to these questions and more.  I’m working on a research project which requires advanced statistical analysis of athletic phenomena, and I need your help.  I’m looking for a few statistics and mathematics students who also happen to be sports fans and have a desire to do compelling work that may ultimately lead to publication.
 
Your participation would require one 90 minute lunch per week (I’m buying) and could result in research credits and co-authorship of the publication ‘Game Changers’.
 
Please see Professor Erik Erhardt for more details.

Event Contact

Contact Name: Erik Erhardt

Contact Phone: (505)750-4424

Contact Email: erike@stat.unm.edu