StatsBomb is delighted to sponsor the upcoming Cascadia Symposium on Statistics in Sports Conference on September 24th in Vancouver, Canada.
We’ve been committed to supporting the next generation and the development of sports analytics worldwide ever since we formed as a company. The CASSIS conference also shares these commitments, and we are glad to be sponsoring this year’s event.
The renowned event brings together statisticians and quantitative analysts from sporting universities, media outlets and teams to discuss common problems and points of interest in analysing sports data and statistical modelling. The agenda features a variety of talks covering advances with tracking data, hockey analytics and a virtual session with Billy Beane on “Moneyball Then and Now”.
As part of the sponsorship, the StatsBomb Data Science Team have created a poster focused on decoupling positioning and shot-stopping in goalkeeper performance metrics. The poster delves into different aspects of these areas, including goalkeeper positioning skill, shot-stopping skill and holistic goalkeeper saving ability. The insights from the poster are powered by the recently upgraded StatsBomb Expected Goals (xG) model that is now available in StatsBomb Data and the IQ analysis platform.
Dinesh Vatvani, Head of Data Science, StatsBomb, added:
“We are thrilled to sponsor the CASSIS conference and play our part in supporting the next generation of statisticians and analysts. The poster presents one of the many improvements we have recently made to our industry-leading Expected Goals models to provide a more nuanced and granular understanding of player performance in soccer. We’re very excited to share details on our approach at CASSIS.”
The poster will be available to review and analyse at CASSIS as part of the dedicated poster sessions throughout the day. If you have any questions or want to speak to our team, please do not hesitate to contact us.