|Math Coffee: "Ties and Sports Ranking" Erich Kreutzer '10
When: September 17,
Chambers BuildingTicket Required: No
Ever wonder how the Bowl Championship Series rates college football teams? In this talk we will work through a detailed explanation of the Colley sports ranking method, one of six methods used by the Bowl Championship Series. Next we discuss how to adapt the method to include ties for sports such as hockey and soccer. Finally we explore ongoing research on other methods of handling ties.
Erich's work throughout 2009-2010 resulted in many more presentations:
- Southeastern Ranking and Clustering Workshop, August 2009. Handling Ties in Ranking Methods.
- Southeastern Ranking and Clustering Workshop, August 2009. Introduction to RankandCluster.com.
- South Eastern Atlantic Mathematical Sciences Workshop, Orlando, Florida, November 2009. Ties and Sports Ranking. (invited lecture)
- Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, California, January 2010. Movie Recommendation Systems.
- SIAM Southeastern-Atlantic Section Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 2010. When a win is not a win - Inducing Ties in Sports Ranking. (invited lecture)
- Chartier, T., E. Kreutzer, A. Langville and K. Pedings, Bracketology: How can math help?, Joint Policy Board of Mathematics Mathematics Awareness Month 2010 web page, URL: http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2010/essays/ChartierBracketology.pdf.
- Chartier, T. and E. Kreutzer, How easy is Easy Java Simulations programming?, Loci 1 (2009). http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/55/?pa=content&sa=viewDocument&nodeId=3341
- Chartier, T., E. Kreutzer, A. Langville, and K. Pedings, Google-opoly, Loci 1 (2009). http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/23/?pa=content&sa=viewDocument&nodeId=3355
- Note: There are 2-3 more research papers are in progress.
Contact: Prof. Tim Chartier