Seminars & Colloquia

Dave Schrader

Teradata University Network

"Entering the Golden Age of Sports Analytics "

Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 AM
Location: 3002, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Taming the Data Seminar series


Abstract: This talk is for faculty, students, and athletic department staff who are interested in sports analytics but need to know what research has been done and what is needed, where data sets can be obtained, and tips on how to work with athletic departments. The talk will survey various team sports and highlight the latest interesting analytical insights. We’ll describe case studies of our Teradata University Network (TUN) “Moneyball” experiences to date at several schools on projects ranging from ticketing to football tactics to injury prevention. Finally, the talk provides a list of new possible capstone projects for students and describes free materials for class use that are available on TUN.
Short Bio: Dr. Dave Schrader retired in 2014 from Teradata, a leading high-tech database and analytics company, where he was responsible for both advanced development and marketing projects. Since retiring, he has remained active on the Board of Directors for the Teradata University Network. In that role he creates materials for faculty and students to facilitate learning business analytics, data science, stats, and computer science. He specializes in explaining how to use databases to create insights for business and sports competitive advantage. He also travels frequently to give talks on campus (both business and sports analytics), and is a popular speaker worldwide. In the spring of 2017, he gave 45 talks to students, faculty, and university staff members on sports and business analytics at 20 schools to more than 1000 attendees. In 2016, he spoke to more than 2500 people, including 4 schools in Germany. Currently he is focused on helping schools do “Moneyball on Campus” projects, connecting athletic departments with students and faculty who can do sports analytics projects on their own campus. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue.

Host: Ed Gehringer, CSC

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