Dissertation Year: Day 1 -- What I study

This is a blog series on my (hopefully) final graduate school year, detailing my dissertation project from beginning (ish) to end. I did this before with my first project in my graduate lab. Seems fitting to document perhaps my last project in my graduate lab,

How demoralizing is a blowout loss in the playoffs?

Sports media has a fascination with "demoralizing losses" or blowout losses that also have some sort of psychological or physical carryover effect into the next game. The Golden State Warriors were thrashed by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in Game 3 of their

2016 NBA MVP in Data

Last season, I reported on two metrics that seemed to be decent predictors for NBA's Most Valuable Player award: effective field goal percentage (eFG%) and usage percentage (USG%). Here, I revisit these metrics and try out a new metric that uses these two metrics in

Math led me to sports and almost ruined my life

Long read ~2000 words It's not an uncommon story about the nerd who can't play sports, so the nerd plays with sports analytics. Charles Barkley even said this -- alongside saying we are unattractive geeks who could never play sports. The list goes on: fantasy sports

Dispatches from #CNS2016 -- Pre-conference thoughts

These posts are all about the 2016 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting (or #CNS2016 for short). You can check out all of my posts related to CNS2016 by clicking this link. If you're attending, don't be shy about saying hi! Email |Twitter | LinkedIn | Comment below CNS in NYC

Balancing stress: March 20. Deep breaths...

This is a series on keeping track of my stress while also monitoring my work output (and hopefully not over-working myself). You can read about how this all started here. You can also find all other related posts by searching the "stress" tag here. For those wondering

Dispatches from #SSAC16

These posts are all about the 2016 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (or SSAC16 for short). You can check out all of my posts related to SSAC16 by clicking this link. If you're attending, don't be shy about saying hi! Email | Twitter | LinkedIn | Comment below