Faculty Cafe ~ Professor Michael Schuckers, Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics
“What the Puck? Statistical Analysis of Hockey”
~ Faculty Café ~
Michael Schuckers, Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics
Friday, March 17th
Sykes Common Room
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Recently, there has been a great deal of attention paid to the rise of statistical analysis in sports. Many sports, especially baseball, have long traditions of data analysis. While hockey teams have not been as quick to embrace the use of data analysis, there have been some advances in our understanding of hockey. Recently, NHL.com has added some new metrics to their website based upon this sort of work. Schuckers will talk about some of these developments including some of his own work.
These Friday events provide an opportunity to celebrate faculty members’ ongoing research and scholarly accomplishments. They provide time to relax at the end of the work week, catch up with old friends, and meet new people from across campus as you enjoy wine, beer, other drinks, and snacks. The Cafés and Book Publication Celebrations are a place for faculty to share their scholarly projects, in language accessible to the broad campus community, in the hopes that it will inspire lively discussion, helpful feedback and criticism, and possibly interest in future collaborations across disciplines. All faculty and staff are welcome at these events, and we encourage you to make them a regular part of your schedule. The Faculty Development Committee and the Academic Dean’s Office plan the Cafés and Book Celebrations, and the Center for Teaching and Learning and Corporate and Foundations Relations provide financial support.