Statistics Colloquium: Sportsmyth

Event Type: 
Nick Mystrom
Event Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
SMLC 352
General PublicStudents
Math and Stat Department

Event Description: 

Last year, four very talented statistics students assisted me in answering
some very interesting questions about sports that only mathematicians can
properly answer.  We need to continue, and build upon, the great work we
did last year.
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 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
Please see Professor Erik Erhardt for more details.

Event Contact

Contact Name: Erik Erhardt

Contact Phone: (505) 277-2114

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