Sporting contests through the lens of complex systems: A data-driven approach


Multiple facets of society have been studied in recent times due to the emergence of large-scale datasets arising from digital traces being created each day, these include content popularity on social media, disease spreading, and financial ecosystems. One area that is in a prime position to be studied using such data is the realm of sport which has experienced a surge in data availability in recent times. In this talk I introduce some of our recent work where we study sporting systems including: snooker, football, and fantasy sports, through a combination of mathematical modelling and data analysis.

Mar 12, 2021 11:00 AM
CIT Invited Seminar
Cork, Ireland
Joey O'Brien
Data Scientist/Consultant

My research interests include using mathematical techniques alongside statistical data analysis to gain an understanding into the workings of different complex systems.