Forty Under 40: Yu-Han Chang

Published April 4, 2016, Page 7A Yu-Han Chang is passionate about his work in artificial intelligence and spatial temporal analysis, but his career really took off when he left academia for an industry in which everyone else shared his enthusiasm: sports.The co-founder of analytics software marker Second Spectrum, Chang recalls what it was like when he and partner Rajiv Maheswaran presented at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in 2012. The company was still nothing more than a research paper.“In academia, you’re going out there, you’re presenting, most people are looking down at their laptops. At Sloan, everyone was listening with rapt attention. We were mobbed,” he said. “People care a lot about sports, and the fact that people are into it is really exciting for me.”In less than three…


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