Carnegie Mellon University

Sports Analytics Conference

October 28th. Carnegie Mellon University.

Baker Hall A51, Giant Eagle Auditorium.

Sponsored By


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Brian Burke

Senior Sports Analytics
Specialist at ESPN

The Analytic Kill Chain

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Christine Baugh

Harvard University

Current Evidence on
Football and Brain Trauma

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Ben Baumer

Smith College

How often does the best team win?

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Luke Bornn

Sacramento Kings

Possession Sketches:
Mapping NBA Strategies

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Peter Carr

Disney Research

Data Driven Ghosting using
Deep Imitation Learning

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Buddy Clark

Diamond Kinetics

Pittsburgh Sports Analytics Panel

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Bob Cook

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Sports Analytics Panel

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Rob Engel

MLB Advanced Media

Augmenting Baseball with Statcast

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Karim Kassam

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Sports Analytics Panel

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Brian Macdonald

Florida Panthers


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Gregory Matthews

Loyola University Chicago

Are hot streaks in baseball
pitchers real? Mhmm.

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Priya Narasimhan

Yinz Cam


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Kostas Pelechrinis

University of Pittsburgh

Evaluating Lineups Using
Network Embeddings

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Sam Ventura

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Sports Analytics Panel

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Sandy Weil

Kroenke, Sports & Entertainment

What You Won't Learn About Sports Analytics in School

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Ron Yurko

Carnegie Mellon University

nflWAR: A Reproducible Method For
Offensive Player Evaluation in Football


Saturday, October 28th

8:00am: Registration/Check-In

9:00am: Conference Starts

9:00am - 12:00pm: Talks

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Poster Session/Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm: Talks

5:00pm - 6:00pm: R Demo Session

Mixer at Wyndham Hotel

Sunday, October 29th

Tartan Data Science Cup

Conference Location: Carnegie Mellon University

Baker Hall (A51, Giant Eagle Auditorum), 4909 Frew St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hotel Location: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact [email protected] for group discount code.
Group discount code expires on October 17th.

Hotel Registration

Directions to Conference

From PIT Airport

1. Head northeast on Airport Blvd
2. Keep left to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.6 mi
3. Keep left to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.7 mi
4. Continue straight to stay on Airport Blvd - 0.2 mi
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for
I-376 E/I-79 E/Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Turnpike E and
merge onto I-376 E - 0.6 mi
6. Merge onto I-376 E - 16.4 mi
7. Keep right to stay on I-376 E - 2.1 mi
8. Take exit 72A to merge onto Forbes Ave toward Oakland - 0.3 mi
9. Merge onto Forbes Ave - 1.0 mi
10. Turn right onto Schenley Drive Extension - 449 ft
11. Turn left onto Schenley Drive - 0.2 mi
12. Turn left onto Frew St 0.2 mi
13. Destination will be on the left

From Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

1. Head southeast on Lytton Ave toward Fifth Ave - 0.1 mi
2. Turn right onto Fifth Ave - 0.1 mi
3. Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Bigelow Blvd - 0.1 mi
4. Continue onto Schenley Drive - 0.1 mi
5. Turn left to stay on Schenley Drive - 0.3 mi
6. Turn left onto Frew St - 0.2 mi
7. Destination will be on the left