Industrial Engineering

Sports Analytics

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Speaker: 

Wayne Winston, Visiting Professor at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston and Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences, Indiana University

Date: 

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

L2D2 Auditorium

Abstract: 

In this talk, we will explain how math can be used to improve the performance of football, basketball, and baseball teams. Rating of sports teams will also be discussed.

Biography: 

Dr. Winston is a Visiting Professor at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He holds a BS in mathematics from M.I.T. and a PH.D in operations research from Yale. He won over 40 teaching awards at Indiana University, including the Top MBA teaching award (6 times). He has written over a dozen books including Marketing Analytics, Operations Research, Practical Management Science, Excel 2013 Data Analysis and Business Modeling and Mathletics. He has also authored 25 refereed. Articles. He has taught classes or consulted for many organizations including Cisco, Cummins Engine, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Verizon, Microsoft, Cisco, US Navy, US Army, Ford, 3M, and GM. He is also a two-time Jeopardy! Champion and has consulted for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.