Students, faculty, industry members, and anyone interested in learning more about statistical analysis in hockey are welcome to attend. There will be time for discussion and networking, as well as an informal social gathering that night.
Registration will be capped at 200 attendees. Please use the registration form below to reserve your spot, and please only register if you plan to attend. This year there is a registration fee or $25 for the general public and $5 for students (please register with your .edu email address). The registration will help pay for breakfast and lunch food at the conference as well as snacks and coffee during breaks. You should get an email notification when you register. If you did not, please check your spam folder and, if it is still not there, contact the organizers.
Media and hockey industry members can contact Matthew Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Stimson (email@example.com) if registration is closed.
This event is sponsored by the RIT College of Science and the RIT School of Mathematical Sciences.
*Note that ride sharing services such as Lyft and Uber have recently come to Rochester, so keep that in mind when making hotel and other travel arrangements.
NEW - Friday Night Coding Workshop
We are excited to announce that this year there will be a workshop on using R to analyze and visualize hockey data. The workshop will take place the Friday night before the conference (October 20th) and a flier for the even can be found here. To sign up for the workshop please fill out this form.
If you are interested in presenting you must submit an abstract on or before Thursday August 31, 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed the following week and notification will be given to all presenters by September 8, 2017. To submit an abstract, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your abstract text, which should not be longer than 500 words. Last year there were both talks and posters and we plan to do the same this year. There are only a fixed number of oral presentation blocks, so not all abstracts will be accepted for talks. If you prefer a poster please make that clear in your submission. Though the primary focus is hockey, good work in other sports will be accepted and abstracts are encouraged.
Friday, October 20, 2017
5:00pm-7:00pm - Hockey Graphs Mentorship Program Coding Workshop - Gosnell 1250, Rochester Institute ot Technology
7:00pm-????? - Informal Socializing + RITHAC Take Off at 8:30pm (information and sign up here) - MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room, 300 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623
Saturday October 20, 2017
(All activities unless otherwise noted will be in Thomas Gosnell Hall Room 1250)
7:30am-8:15am - Registration and Breakfast - Thomas Gosnell Hall Atrium
8:20am-8:25am - Opening Remarks - Matthew Hoffman and Ryan Stimson
8:30am-9:30am - Media and Analytics Panel Discussion - Stephanie Driver (BroadStreet Hockey/Radio), Alison Lukan (The Athletic), Corey Pronman (The Athletic), Jashvina Shah (College Hockey News/Victory Press)
9:30am-9:40am - BREAK
9:45am-10:00am - Analyzing Prospect Development Timelines - Namita Nandakumar (University of Pennsylvania)
10:00am:10:15am - Player Development Projection - Stephen Burtch (Sportsnet)
10:15am-10:30am - Simulating Hockey Games - Micah Blake McCurdy (HockeyViz)
10:30am-10:45am - Session 1 Q&A
10:50am-11:50am - WAR Panel Discussion - Michael Schuckers (St. Lawrence University), Steve Shea (Saint Anselm College), Dawson Springings, Meredith Wills (Soliton Sports Solutions)
12:00pm-1:15pm - Poster Session and Lunch - Thomas Gosnell Hall Atrium
1:25pm-1:40pm - Predicting NHL Player Salaries - Matt Cane (Hockey Graphs)
1:40pm-1:55pm - Neutral Zone Analysis - Alex Novet (Hockey Graphs)
1:55pm-2:10pm - Brian Macdonald (Florida Panthers)
2:10pm-2:25pm - Session 2 Q&A
2:30pm-2:45pm - Opposition Analysis: Methods for Forecasting Styles of Play in Soccer - Devin Pleuer (Toronto FC)
2:45pm-3:00pm - Applying Multi-Resolution Stochastic Modeling to Individual Tennis Points - Matthew Hoffman (Rochester Institute of Technology)
3:00pm-3:15pm - Stylistic Optimization on Line Matchups - Chris Watkins (Hockey Graphs)
3:15pm-3:30pm - Session 3 Q&A
3:30pm-3:40pm - BREAK
3:45pm-4:00pm - The SALO individual skater ability model, with a Bayesian prior adjusted for games played - Gordon Arsenoff (Washington University in St. Louis)
4:00pm-4:15pm - Measuring Goaltending Performance using Bayesian Analysis and Expected Goals - Cole Anderson (DigitasLBi)
4:15pm-4:30pm - Session 4 Q&A
4:30pm-4:45pm - Closing Remarks - Matthew Hoffman and Ryan Stimson
7:05pm-9:30pm - RIT vs. RPI Men's Hockey Game - Gene Polisseni Center, Rochester Institute of Technology