My academic research is focused on developing statistics and machine learning methods for high dimensional spatio-temporal data, with a primary focus on extracting insights from player tracking data in sports. I completed my PhD at UBC under the co-supervison of Arnaud Doucet and Jim Zidek in 2012, then subsequently spent a few years on the tenure-track in the Harvard Statistics Department before returning to Vancouver via Simon Fraser, where I was awarded tenure in 2019.
In addition to my academic work, I have also worked closely with sports teams, coaches, athletes, and sports scientists to measure and evaluate athletes, strategy, and performance. I have worked with teams spanning numerous professional sports since completing my PhD, the most pertinent being roles as Head of Analytics for AS Roma and Vice President, Strategy and Analytics for the Sacramento Kings.
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