What techniques can a general manager borrow from an investment portfolio manager to select a winning roster? How can a coach use math modeling to tell a batter whether to swing or take on a 3-0 count?
These are among the questions that will bring a new strategic dimension to baseball as operations researchers address a special, post-All Star Game symposium. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is a sponsor of the symposium.
EVENT Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball
DATE Wednesday, July 11, 2007
TIME 10 AM - 5 PM PST
PLACE: California State University, East Bay Valley Business and Technology Center Presentation Room, Hayward, CA
The Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball will be a meeting of the baseball, industrial, and academic worlds. The focus is on how Statistics and Operations Research methodology is used within baseball and associated businesses and on how baseball inspires the expansion of the frontiers of Statistics and Operations Research as scientific fields. The Symposium will have a panel discussion moderated by Mike Siano of MLB.com's Baseball Channel in the morning, which will be edited for broadcast on MLB.com later in the week. In the afternoon, there will be short seminars. After a brief introduction at 10, the panel will begin. An hour and a half break for lunch will follow the panel, at about 11:45. The Symposium is scheduled to end at 5.
Two members of the INFORMS Section on O.R. in Sports (SpORts) will reveal the surprising ways that baseball can learn management strategies from experts in operations research.
J. Eric Bickel, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University will discuss decision-making in sports in "Applying O.R. across the Baseball Decision Hierarchy."
Operations research can be applied at all levels of baseball decision making from the field to the front office. At
Contact: Barry List
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences