Press Release – Connaught Global Challenge: How big data can help athletes and sports teams play smarter

The 2011 film, based on a 2003 nonfiction book by Michael Lewis, introduced the world to the idea that, rather than obsessively trying to recruit and retain star players, baseball teams can improve their performance by analyzing and optimizing key statistics across their roster.

Nearly a decade later, Professor and CHE Director Timothy Chan believes the time is ripe to take the approach to a whole new level. With funding from a Connaught Global Challenge award, he aims to make U of T a world-leading hub in sports analytics.

Full article at: U of T Engineering News

  • Professor Tim Chan receives funding from Connaught Global Challenge award (October 5: U of T MIE News)