Hockey Stats RevolutionThe NHL, hockey journalists and fans have joined the "Big Data" movement, and Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Statistics is behind a large effort to make sure analytics are used effectively. Sam Ventura, a Ph.D. candidate, is co-founder of WAR-On-Ice.com.
Carnegie Mellon To Host Hockey Analytics WorkshopHockey fans who want to learn more about the numbers behind hockey, including goals against average, points per game, save percentage, plus/minus ratio and average puck possession time, are invited to attend Carnegie Mellon University's 2014 Pittsburgh Hockey Analytics Workshop.
Carnegie Mellon's Anna V. Fisher Wins James S. McDonnell Foundation Cognition Scholar AwardIt comes as no surprise that adults have much more advanced cognitive abilities than children. What remains less clear is how the advanced abilities, such as reasoning, understanding abstract concepts and organizing categories into multiple levels of abstraction, develop. Fisher will use the six-year, $600,000 award to continue her research into the emergence of higher-order cognition in the course of development.
Carnegie Mellon's Alex Imas Wins CESifo Young Economist AwardMonday, November 03, 2014