Rataj Lecture on Hot Hands in Basketball
When: Monday, February 24
Reception: 3:30 - 4:15pm, Palm Court, Mundelein Center
Lecture: 4:30 - 5:30pm, Cuneo 210
Speaker: Lisa Goldberg, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Statistics at UC Berkeley, Co-Director of Berkeley's Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk and Director of Research for Aperio Group.
Title: Hot Hands: What Data Science Can (and Can't) Tell Us About Basketball Trends
Abstract: Is the hot hand in basketball a real phenomenon or a cognitive illusion? I will describe a data-driven approach to this controversial question and explain how data science, despite its great contribution to sports, can go only so far in addressing some of the difficult underlying issues.