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DIGR at MIT Sloan Conference

DIGR at MIT Sloan Conference

Statistical Sports Consulting Founder Michael Schuckers had a research paper selected as a finalist for presentation at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The paper develops a new methodology for evaluation of NHL goalies called the Defense Independent Goalie Rating or DIGR. The paper can be found here. The poster from the conference can be found here. Video of the presentation from the conference can be found here. Tweet



ESPN The Magazine Article Random Mess

ESPN The Magazine Article Random Mess

An analysis done by SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers was featured in the December 27, 2010 ESPN The Magazine. The article is from Peter Keating’s Next Level column. The link is here. Randon Mess (must be an ESPN Insider to access the full article).  The title Random Mess refers to the fact that the analysis suggests that NHL shootouts can be viewed as a random process. More details here: blog entry. Tweet



Interview on The Standard news show

Interview on The Standard news show

SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers was interviewed by the Canadian cable news show The Standard with Peter Klein on VisionTV/JoyTV. The show will air on August 22, 2010 at 8pm on JoyTV10 in Vancouver. Part of the discussion that they had was about the use of statistical methods for the evaluation of National Hockey League talent. [Update: The video of the interview can be found in the Moneypuck Interview blog entry.] Tweet



2010 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

2010 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

SSC co-founder Schuckers presented a poster entitled An Analysis of National Hockey League Shot Data at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC. The poster won the Section on Statistics in Sports Best Poster Award. Powerpoint slides based upon the poster presentation Tweet



Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports

Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports

SSC Founder Michael Schuckers will present two papers at the Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports. He will give an oral presentation entitled An Empirical NFL Draft Value Chart and a poster entitled Shootout or Crapshoot: An Analysis of the NHL Shootout after Five Years. [Update:Shootout or Crapshoot: An Analysis of the NHL Shootout after Five Years poster may be found here.] Tweet



Invited Talk at 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings

Invited Talk at 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings

Dennis Lock, a former student of SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers has given an invited talk at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, DC. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Schuckers and entitled Beyond +/-: A Rating System to Compare NHL Players. Slides for Beyond +/-: A Rating System to Compare NHL Players may be found here. Tweet



2008 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers along with a group of students and fellows faculty members Robin Lock and Travis Atkinson have won the 2008 Best Poster Award given by the Section on Statistics in Sports of the American Statistical Association at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, CO. Tweet