Daniel Bartlett Memorial Lecture- "Get in the Game"
Sports analytics has gathered tremendous momentum as one of the most dynamic fields. Diving deep into the numbers of sports can be game changing or simply a fun exercise for fans. How do you get in the game with numbers? What questions can be explored? What actionable insights can be gleaned? From March Madness to national media broadcasts, analytics are becoming increasingly indispensable. Dr. Tim Chartier will discuss outlooks that help with successful analytics, and the variety of questions that can be tackled. He will also share how he leads students to dig into sports using math and computer science, and their great success across the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, ESPN and his own college teams. Learn how to get in the game — as a sports analyst! Memorial Lecture gives the public a window into the nature of mathematics by illustrating the work of renowned mathematicians to general audiences. The lecture, made possible by contributions to the Bartlett Memorial Endowment, was established to memorialize Daniel Bartlett, a remarkable rising mathematician who passed away suddenly in 2006. At the time of his death, Daniel was beginning work in algebraic number theory, the area he envisioned would ground his dissertation work at UA. Daniel’s passion for, and dedication to mathematics, led his family to also establish the Daniel Bartlett Memorial Scholarship, supporting outstanding graduate research in mathematics every summer. The inaugural Bartlett Memorial Lecture was delivered in 2008 by Barry Mazur, Daniel’s undergraduate advisor at Harvard University.