The math behind basketball's wildest moves

Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they're learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.


Math Meets Moneyball: Changing the Game with Sports Analytics

In the age of big data, computing science professors Greg Mori and Oliver Schulte discuss how data-driven decision-making will shape the future of professional sports.