Statistics in Sports Section

Background

The Statistics in Sport Section was established to cater for anyone with an interest in the application of statistical methods and tools to sport. The growing prevalence of data collection and availability throughout the modern world is equally in evidence within sport.

Within the sports industry there are many constituents with an increasing interest with statistics. Professional sport is becoming more engaged with statistics and is increasingly using statisticians and data scientists to help make decisions on such things as playing strategy and recruitment of players. Wider businesses such as sports media and broadcasting have a substantial interest in utilising robust statistical tools and methodology to drive fan engagement and customer satisfaction. For other related businesses, such as sports betting, statistical modelling and data science continues to be integral to successful operation.

Remit

The aims and objectives of the Section are:

  • Foster research in statistics and data science in sports, defined as modelling and analysis inspired by, or applied to, a problem in sport
  • Bring together a community of researchers interested in statistics or data science in sport. The community will be open to academics, early career researchers, industry professionals and those with an interest in quantitative analysis in sports
  • Support the communication of statistical research into the wider community, and help non-statisticians understand why and how statistics is a valuable tool.

Officers

Chair: Rob Mastrodomenico
Secretary: Omar Chaudhuri

Committee members

David Hastie
Gordon Hunter
Ioannis Kosmidis
Will Knottenbelt
Rob Mastrodomenico
Alun Owen

Future meetings

See our upcoming events on our events calendar

News and meeting reports

Read news about the section and reports from our meetings.

Additional information

Twitter: @RoyalStatSports
Mailing list: Statistics in Sport