STATS’ Data Science Team Wins at 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Track …

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content company, contributed to the Grand Prize-winning research paper at the 10th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference in the Research Paper track finishing ahead of seven other studies submitted by sports industry professionals and student researchers. Presented by Patrick Lucey, STATS’ Director of Data Science, the paper was entitled The Thin End of the Wedge: Accurately Predicting Shot Outcomes in Tennis Using Style and Context Priors. The aim of the research was to discover player-specific patterns of player movement and ball striking in tennis which are indicative of changing the probability of winning a point in professional tennis. Using optical tracking data from over 37,000 shots at the Australian Open over a three-year period, the paper identifies the types of…


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