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Toronto, ON: Engineering Moneyball in Hockey, Baseball and Beyond

Join fellow alumni for a lecture that explores how we can predict professional athletic performance.

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Professor Timothy Chan
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Monday, November 28, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Light Meal & Presentation
Q & A to follow
St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre
150 King St. West
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9

Prof. Chan will lead an engaging seminar on evaluating how engineering methods can be applied to research in hockey and baseball. In hockey, Chan and his students have developed a player classification system for both NHL and junior hockey players. This system can be used to estimate the contribution of different players to their teams and to predict future performance. In baseball, he and a collaborator have developed a method to quantify the value of flexible players — those who can play multiple positions — that provides insight into which teams are more resilient to injury risk.
Join one of U of T’s most enterprising professors to gain insights on the future of sports analytics!
NOTE: We will be live-streaming this talk for anyone who cannot attend in person; those details will be shared with registrants who select "online" attendance on their registration form, closer to the date.