Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball

The Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball will meet July 11, 2007 at California State Univ., East Bay. The focus of the meeting will be how Statistics and Operations Research methodology is used within baseball and associated businesses and how baseball inspires the expansion of the frontiers of Statistics and Operations Research as scientific fields. The Symposium will have a panel discussion moderated by Mike Siano of MLB.com’s Baseball Channel in the morning, which will be edited for broadcast on MLB.com later in the week.

The Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball will meet July 11, 2007 at California State Univ., East Bay. The focus of the meeting will be how Statistics and Operations Research methodology is used within baseball and associated businesses and how baseball inspires the expansion of the frontiers of Statistics and Operations Research as scientific fields. The Symposium will have a panel discussion moderated by Mike Siano of MLB.com’s Baseball Channel in the morning, which will be edited for broadcast on MLB.com later in the week. In the afternoon, there will be short seminars. After a brief introduction at 10, the panel will begin. An hour and a half break for lunch will follow the panel, at about 11:45. The Symposium is scheduled to end at 5.

Please contact Mitch Watnik, organizer of the Symposium, with any questions. (symposium@mlbradiofans.com).

Scheduled Roster of Speakers

Cory Schwartz, Director of Statistics, MLB.com
Chris Long, Senior Quantitative Analyst, San Diego Padres
Sig Mejdal, Senior Quantitative Analyst, St. Louis Cardinals
Nate Silver, Columnist, Baseball Prospectus
Jeffrey Ma, Vice President of Research, and Mark Kamal, Statistical Analyst, Protrade.com
Hal Stern, Professor of Statistics, Univ. of California, Irvine
Joel Sokol, Associate Professor of Operations Research, Georgia Tech
Eric Bickel, Director of the Decision Analysis Systems Lab, Texas A&M Univ.
Mitchell Watnik, Assistant Professor of Statistics, CSU East Bay
Henry Reichman, Professor of History, CSU East Bay



Originally published: June 21, 2007. Last Updated: June 21, 2007.

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