In this talk, Alexander D'Amour will discuss several projects undertaken by him and the XY Research group that use newly-available spatial data to work toward answering fundamental questions about basketball. Topics covered in this talk include expected possession value (a.k.a. EPV, or a stock-ticker for a possession), defensive shot charts, the impact of ball movement, and play detection.
About the speaker
Alexander D'Amour is the acting Neyman Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley and an active member of the XY Research group, which conducts research in sports statistics with a focus on player-tracking data. He is also a founding partner of Damyata, LLC, a Data Science consultancy. This talk was recorded at the Boston Machine Learning meetup on 07/11/2016.
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