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  • Date and time: Sunday 2 June 2024, 1pm to 1.20pm
  • Location: In-person only
    York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Discover how the sporting world is harnessing the power of statistics to gain a competitive advantage.

Statisticians Jessica Hargreaves and Ben Powell of the University of York will reveal how professional sport is increasingly using data to help make decisions on everything from tactics and strategy to recruitment. 

Join them as they discuss some of their recent work applying and developing analytical tools that provide sporting insights for players, coaches and fans, and learn how statistics can do much more than predict who will win or lose.

About the speakers

Jess Hargreaves and Ben Powell are statisticians working in the Department of Mathematics at the University of York. Together with computational biologist Rich Bingham they have formed Quantitative Sports Analysis:York (QSAY) as a vehicle for their mathematical investigations of sports data.


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop