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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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Study: The magic of animated movies not tied to latest technology

In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

Six finalists named for Edelman Award

INFORMS selected a diverse group of six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 finalists, who will present their work before a panel of judges at the INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore on April 15-17, included innovative applications in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management and alternative energy. Read more →

Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research suggests benefits persist

On Feb. 4, more than 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the 2018 Super Bowl game on TV. Advertisers will pay up to $4 million for a 30-second spot during the telecast. Is the high cost of advertising worth it? A new study finds that the benefits from Super Bowl ads persist well into the year with increased sales during other sporting events. Further, the research finds that the gains in sales are much more substantial when the advertiser is the sole advertiser from its market category or niche in a particular event. Read more →



2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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