Math, Computer Science and Statistics News for Fall 2019
The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics reported several faculty news items for the fall 2019 semester.
Professors Publish Chapter in New Data Analytics Book
Choong-Soo Lee, associate professor of computer science, and Ivan Ramler, associate professor of statistics, had a chapter published in the book Data Analytics Applications in Gaming and Entertainment. The chapter, titled “A Data Science Approach to Exploring Hero Roles in Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games,” used match data to identify and classify character roles in the MOBA game Heroes of the Storm.
Department to Sponsor Hockey Analytics Conference
The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics will once again sponsor the fifth-annual Ottawa International Hockey Analytics Conference on Nov. 15 and 16 at Carleton University in Ottawa. Visit www.statsportsconsulting.com/otthac19
Professors Present at the Rocky Mountain Symposium
Michael Schuckers, Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics and director of the Peterson Quantitative Resource Center, and Ivan Ramler, associate professor of statistics, presented at the Rocky Mountain Symposium on Analytics in Sports in August at the University of Denver.
Schuckers’ delivered a talk, titled “Data Analysis and the NHL Entry Draft: A Review,” which was an overview of the work that has been done analyzing data from the National Hockey League's Entry Draft which is the mechanism by which new players are allocated to teams.
Ramler presented a poster, “Profiling Character Viability Across Skill Levels in Esports Games,” which was joint work with Choong-Soo Lee, associate professor of computer science, involving finding understanding performance trends of in-game characters across different player skill levels for the e-sports games Heroes of the Storm and Clash Royale.
Recent Alumna, Professor Present at RIT
Michael Schuckers, Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics, delivered a talk at the Rochester Institute of Technology Sports Analytics Conference, which was an extension of the senior thesis of Lexi Joy ’19.
Joy was a double major in fine arts and statistics, and her thesis was an investigation of data visualization methods. The talk, titled “A New Perspective on NHL Shot Mapping,” is available at http://myslu.stlawu.edu/~msch/Schuckers_Joy_RITSAC2019.pdf, while more details on the data analysis and code is here: http://myslu.stlawu.edu/~msch/NewPerspective.html