CONFERENCE ON DECISIONS, SPORTS, AND STATISTICS
December 4, 2004
Social Science Plaza A 2112
(Sponsored by the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
and the Center for Decision Analysis)
Click here to see ABSTRACTS
9:00-9:40 WILLIAM BATCHELDER, Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine
"Some Variations on the Elo System for Rating Chess Ability"
9:50-10:30 SCOTT BERRY, Berry Consultants
"Rating Professional Golfers"
10:50-11:30 DON SAARI, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics and Director, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
"From Voting to Judging Sports Events"
1:00-1:40 SCOTT PAGE, Professor, Center for Political Studies; Assoc. Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Univ. of Michigan
"General Blotto and Competitive Games"
1:50-2:30 BERNIE GROFMAN, Professor of Political Sciences, UC Irvine
"Sequencing Effects in Jai-Alai Games and Seeding Effects in Tennis Tournaments"
2:40-3:20 STERGIOS SKAPERDAS, Professor of Economics, UC Irvine
RATINGS & BCS
3:40-4:20 HAL STERN, Professor of Statistics, UC Irvine
"What is the point of the Bowl Championship Series?"
4:30-5:10 DAVID HARVILLE, Research Staff Member Emeritus, Mathematical Sciences Dept., IBM
"Ranking College Football or Basketball Teams: Some Objectives and a Modified Least-Squares Approach"