Eric Khoury (EngSci 1T0)
The introduction of positional tracking into NBA games has generated large data sets that help bring new understandings of the intricacies of the sport. With every player and ball movement on a basketball court being tracked, actions and events can be annotated on a scale that was previously not possible. The analysis of this data brings in a new set of statistics, far outside the traditional box score stats, that helps influence roster construction and coaching decisions.
As tools for acquiring and generating large and accurate data sets are getting more powerful, careers in analyzing “Big Data” are arising in numerous fields. The correct analysis of these data sets is imperative and may help generate insights that can lead to untapped potential within a wide array of disciplines.
Years 1 and 2 EngSci students: T-cards will be scanned to take attendance.