Contact/About Us

Trevor Nill Project Director, Former Michigan State University Hockey Player nilltrev@msu.edu http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/mtt/nill_trevor00.html Albert Cohen Project Director acohen@msu.edu Albert Cohen received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 under the supervision of David Kinderlehrer. Dr. Cohen’s research focuses on the interaction between probability and science and economics. This focus began with his work on a stochastic approach to the coarsening of cellular networks, and has since … Continue reading Contact/About Us

Past Group Members

Grant Essenmacher Content Editor essenm32@msu.edu Michigan State University- Bachelor’s of Journalism- 2018 Interests include writing, radio, traveling, social media and sports I chose to be apart of this elite group of student researchers to first learn more about the sport of hockey. The knowledge, effort, and abilities of these students has blown me away. It has also allowed me to refine my skills, particularly when … Continue reading Past Group Members

Analytics Resources

As a organization dedicated to statistically driven analysis, we naturally have done our own research on the subject to further our own knowledge. These resources/other analytical research range from math to gambling to to a journal on analytics in sports. Here are some of the other helpful resources we have found. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sport https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jqas.2012.8.issue-3/1559-0410.1447/1559-0410.1447.xml?rskey=3Cos8z&result=4&q=NHL Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts … Continue reading Analytics Resources

Post Group Update #3

We began simulations of our Moneyball team! There are several hurdles to mention that did not make our simulation process the cleanest, but here’s what we were able to do. We used the NHL ’16 video game, which is for the 2015-16 season (we’re testing players and their salaries & stats from the 2016-17 season). Due to this, the video game also doesn’t have a “create … Continue reading Post Group Update #3

Post Group Update #2

Data cleaning is complete. Exact salaries for all players obtained from the 2016-17 NHL season have been matched with minimal manipulation to give all players (except one) an actual monetary value. The next and final stage of our study will be to divide the efficiency ratings of each player by their salaries (given that we come out with a reasonable range of numbers) to find the best … Continue reading Post Group Update #2