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STATS’ Artificial Intelligence Scientist Selected to Present at Top Global Statistics Conference

August 1, 2018

CHICAGO– August 1, 2018 – STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, will present as a member of a soccer data panel at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meeting.

On Wednesday, August 1 at 8:30 a.m. PDT, Paul Power, Artificial Intelligence Scientist at STATS, will present on the panel, “Getting Shots Inside the Box-Cox” at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada. Power is joined by Javier Fernández, Data Scientist at FC Barcelona, and Ted Knutson, CEO of StatsBomb. Power will lead the session with his paper, “Interpretable Analysis of Team Performance in Soccer Using Tracking Data: A Hybrid of Supervised and Unsupervised Methods .”

“I look forward to joining Javier Fernández and Ted Knutson in presenting some of the leading research in transformational soccer analytics,” said Power. “Soccer tracking data presents so many unique opportunities for clubs to utilize deep-imitation learning and improve the process for making in-game formation and set-play adjustments.

Power’s paper presents a new way for clubs to apply tracking data to capture the full context of players’ and teams’ actions in soccer. By using a powerful analytics framework built on deep-imitation learning, Power and STATS created intelligent and intuitive statistics to assist coaches and pundits.

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