Maksim Horowitz is currently a Senior Analyst at the National Basketball Association. At Carnegie Mellon, Maksim founded the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Club and served as its first President while pursuing his degree in Economics and Statistics. As a senior, Maksim spent the year researching the NFL, leading the creation and development of the nflscrapR package with Sam Ventura. He also interned with the New York Mets in their Business Intelligence and Analytics Department.
A native of Anaheim, California, Arvind is the Co-Founder and former President of the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Club. His involvement with the organization was primarily inspired by a desire to share his passion for sports with the Carnegie Mellon community, although it eventually developed into the pursuit of a career in the sports industry. He interned as a Researcher for NFL Network in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016, before serving as a Stats & Information Intern for ESPN in the summer of 2017. Arvind then transitioned from ESPN's Bristol headquarters to the New York City office, where he is currently employed as an Ad Systems Data Analyst. He is a diehard fan of the Miami Dolphins.
Jeff Phillips (Mathematical Sciences '18) served as president of CMSAC during the 2017-18 school year, when the club held the inaugural Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference with NFL Tartan Data Science Cup. During his tenure, the club also conducted its first Baseball Analytics Workshop. In 2016, Jeff conducted research related to sports betting with club advisor Sam Ventura. The work is titled "An Extension of the Kelly Criterion for Scenarios with Discrete Bet Amounts." Jeff now works for Agilent Technologies as a data scientist in their Services & Support Division.
Steven Silverman graduated from CMU in 2017 with dual degrees in mathematics and computer science. He's a lifelong sports fan, particularly of his hometown Philadelphia teams, and interned for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. He is currently a software engineer at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) in Arlington, Virginia.
Sam Ventura is the Director of Hockey Research for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to that, he was a professor of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also received his PhD (Statistics, 2015), MS (Statistics, 2011), and BS (Computational Finance and Statistics, 2010). Sam has published papers on sports analytics, most notably in the Annals of Applied Statistics, and is an associate editor for the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. Along with Andrew Thomas, Sam co-founded the website war-on-ice.com in 2014, which quickly became one of the most popular websites for hockey analytics. He co-organized the Pittsburgh Hockey Analytics Workshop at Carnegie Mellon in 2014.