CASSIS

The Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports
September 24, 2022
Vancouver, Canada

About CASSIS

The 2022 Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports is a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The symposium format is a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion.

Founded in 2016, CASSIS is based heavily on the
New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports.

A big thanks to Statsbomb, SMT, Tempus Ex Machina, and Zelus Analytics for sponsoring the event

statsbomb smt tempus_ex zelus

Abstracts

In addition to a plenary talk and panel, the symposium will include several oral presentations. Abstract submissions for oral presentations have passed, but poster submissions will still be accepted. For consideration, please email an abstract in pdf format (max 2 pages) to cascadia-sports@sfu.ca. Be sure to include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the email.

Registration

Registration is now open:
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Student Training

Associated with the Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sport (CASSIS), an additional day of training has been proposed for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in sports analytics, sponsored by the University of Toronto Sports Analytics Group (UTSPAN) through the Connaught Fund.

The proposed program will consist of a day’s training on Friday September 23, 2022 (location in Vancouver to be determined). The training will include introduction to practical data science tools in sports analytics, some collaborative work on a sports analytics problem and talks on current topics in sports analytics. The students will then attend the CASSIS conference at Harbour Centre (Vancouver) on Saturday September 24, 2022. Students should bring a laptop computer to the training session.

Students are invited to apply for financial support to attend this event. The purpose of this funding is to reduce barriers to participation in sports analytics research and education, especially for individuals from underrepresented groups. Selected students will each receive up to $1500 CAD to support their accommodation and travel, and CASSIS fees will be waived.

To apply, please complete this form by July 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT. Any questions can be directed to utspan@utoronto.ca

Program

We're excited to announce our keynote event:
Moneyball Then and Now: A Conversation with Billy Beane

Further, see our scientific program below:

  • Jonathan Arsenault, Margaret Cunniff, Eric Tulsky, and James Richard Forbes
    Spatial Roles in Hockey Special Teams
  • Ryan Brill, Sameer Deshpande, and Abraham Wyner
    A Bayesian Analysis of the Time Through the Order Penalty in Baseball
  • Victor Chan
    MSE-optimal K-factor of the Elo rating system for round-robin tournaments
  • Ryker Moreau, Brendan Kumagai, Elijah Cavan, and Robyn Ritchie
    Evaluating and improving punt returners’ decision making through optimal path estimation
  • Jacob Mortensen
    Detecting Soccer Formations in Partially-Observed Broadcast Tracking Data
  • Quang Nguyen, Hannah Butler, and Gregory J. Matthews
    An Examination of Olympic Sport Climbing Competition Format and Scoring System
  • Michael Schuckers, Michael Lopez, and Brian Macdonald
    What does not get observed can be used to make age curves stronger: estimating player age curves using regression and imputation
  • Peter Tea and Tim Swartz
    The Analysis of Serve Decisions in Tennis using Bayesian Hierarchical Models
  • Andrew Thomas
    Real-Time Data Science Insights In The Broadcast Space: Case Studies in NHL Hockey
  • Lucas Wu and Tim Swartz
    Evaluation of Off-the-Ball Actions in Soccer

Local Information

CASSIS will be held at SFU Harbour Center in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

There are dozens of hotels within walking distance of the conference location. Book early, as Vancouver is a popular tourist destination.

Most participants will arrive via YVR Vancouver Airport. From the airport, you may take a taxi downtown, or take the Canada Line, exiting at Waterfront Station, which is 1 block from the conference venue. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions:

cascadia-sports@sfu.ca