New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS)

Harvard University (Science Center) РCambridge, Massachusetts

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The 2011 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS) will be a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data.  The symposium format will be a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Students in particular are encouraged to submit abstracts; a $100 cash prize will be awarded to the best student poster as decided by a panel of judges.  The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS).


Speaker: JP Ricciardi

  • Special assistant to the New York Mets general manager
  • Former general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Former Director of Player Personnel on the Oakland A’s under “Moneyball” General Manager Billy Beane

Panel Discussion

We are pleased to confirm our afternoon panel discussion on NBA analytics.

  • Sam Hinkie¬†– Executive VP of Basketball Operations, Houston Rockets
  • Roland Beech¬†– Director of Basketball Analytics, Dallas Mavericks
  • Kenny Atkinson¬†– Assistant Coach, New York Knicks

with moderator

  • Mike Gorman¬†– Boston Celtics play-by-play commentator

Confirmed oral presentations:

The current list of confirmed oral presentations can be found at 


Registration information, including fees and method of payment, can be found at

Complete up-to-date conference information will continue to be posted at the 2011NESSIS web site

Our Sponsors:

We are indebted to our industry sponsors StatDNA (, SmartOdds (, ESPN (, Salford Systems (, and Sports Data Hub ( along with the Harvard Statistics Department, the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and the Section on Sports in Statistics of the American Statistical Association for providing support for the conference.

Please contact Mark Glickman (, Jason Rosenfeld (, or Scott Evans (, the co-organizers of the symposium, with any questions.

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