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Big Data in Sports: Analytics at the Athlete Level

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by Angela Guess Carmine Sellitto of Phys.org recently wrote, “Sport at the elite level has always adopted new technologies to capture data from players during play to better understand their performance and their team’s result… SAP assisted the US National Football League (NFL) to set up their Fantasy Football platform that allows fans to access a…

Big Data, Sports, and the Love of the Game

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by Angela Guess Joel Warner of Slate Magazine recently wrote, “Data analysis is a fact of life in pro and college sports. Teams have statistics gurus on the payroll, fans track every player movement, and corporate owners collect data on the optimal stadium experience. More than ever before, we know which variables matter in determining who wins and who…

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Launches; Machine Learning Platform Combines Computer Science And Topological Data Analysis

This week a new Big Data startup company launched, Ayasdi, co-founded by Stanford mathematics professor Gunner Carlsson and based on his DARPA-funded research in the area of applied topology, with $10+million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Floodgate. The technology, dubbed the Insight Discovery platform, is explained to be the “first machine…

Bringing Data Analytics to the Soccer Field

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by Angela Guess Jason Turbow of Wired reports, “In early January, on the type of sun-splashed day that draws northerners to Florida each winter, some of the nation’s best collegiate soccer players gathered in Fort Lauderdale for a shot at the pros. They ran through a series of scrimmages as part of Major League Soccer’s…

Sports and Predictive Analytics

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by Angela Guess Gareth Morgan of Search Data Management recently discussed the application of Big Data analytics to sports. He writes, “Here’s a safe sporting bet: take any roomful of fans of, say, cricket or baseball, and you can guarantee that there will be at least one person there with an encyclopedic knowledge of the…

Is February a Sports Data Wasteland?

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by Glenn J. Thomas With the passing of Super Bowl XLVI into the record books (Congratulations to the New York Giants in their win over the New England Patriots, 21-17) and discussions about the ads limited since most have been leaked on the web over the past few weeks, we enter a period of seemingly…

Data Job of the Day: Enterprise Data Engineer

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by Angela Guess Leisure Trends Group is looking for an Enterprise Data Engineer in Boulder, CO. Leisure Trends Group is “the industry standard for providing retail market intelligence (retail sales tracking), consumer research, and integrated CRM services to suppliers, retailers, associations, resorts and companies in the sports, recreation, hospitality, travel and entertainment industries.” According to…