This episode features two soccer-related presenters from last weekend’s NESSIS conference in Boston: Laurie Shaw and Sam Gregory. Both guests talk about their presentations and research, which use player-tracking data.
Harvard’s Laurie Shaw presented on using player-tracking data to classify and analyze team strategy, by identifying formations in different situations. Laurie has a background in astrophysics and hedge funds, and he talks about how his previous experience helps him in sports analytics.
Sportlogiq data analyst Sam Gregory presented on detecting off-the-ball runs with the goal of identifying players who act similarly, which run types are effective against certain teams, and more. Sam previously worked at Opta and has an extensive background in soccer analytics.
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