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Analytics In Action: Illinois Tech hoopsters get an assist from data science program

With Illinois Tech’s men’s basketball team on a roll this season, one assist is coming from the university’s Master of Data Science program.

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Analytics in Action: The sport business analytics process

    Analytics in Action: The sport business analytics process

The sport business analytics process generally involves data collection, management, visualization, implementation and evaluation. Sport business organizations are encouraged to focus first on clearly defining business strategies, goals and objectives before developing a data-driven initiative or staffing an analytics department. Next, organizations need to identify the data systems that will be used to collect and capture data. For example, a sport team could leverage ticketing and point-of-sale software systems to monitor season ticket holder accounts and concessions sales.

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Basketball genomics

November/December 2012 Evaluation of performance: Evolution of the official box score. The evaluation of performance in basketball analytics parallels the application of methodology utilized in the analytics of genomics. By

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Rugby team deploys predictive analytics to reduce injuries, boost performance

Analytics are becoming a critical asset for professional sports teams, as sports increasingly become a technical and scientific business. Like any commercial organization, the Leicester Tigers – nine-time champions of English rugby union’s Premiership and two-time European champions – are faced with challenges around growing and retaining talent, measuring performance, optimizing tactics and detecting risk.

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Beyond Moneyball: The future of sports analytics

It has been an eventful off-season for many Major League Baseball (MLB) teams as they frantically examine opportunities to improve their rosters, including many that require significant financial investments. In particular, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lured free agent Albert Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals with a 10-year deal worth over $240 million, while the Detroit Tigers won the bidding for Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder with a nine-year contract valued at $214 million.

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Beyond ‘Moneyball’: Rapidly evolving world of sports analytics, Part I

    Beyond ‘Moneyball’: Rapidly evolving world of sports analytics, Part I

Over the past few years, the world of sports has experienced an explosion in the use of analytics. In this three-part series, we reflect on the current state of sports analytics and consider what the future of sports analytics may look like.

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Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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