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Learning TUgether Webinar: Making Predictions in Sports and Beyond
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Learning TUgether Webinar: Making Predictions in Sports and Beyond

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM Central
Where: Trinity University
United States
Contact: Alumni Relations Office

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Learning TUgether Webinar: "Making Predictions in Sports and Beyond"
Join us for a live conversation with E Cabral Balreira, Ph.D., associate professor of Mathematics, Trinity University.  His passion for Mathematics and Sports led him to research in Sports Analytics and eventually develop the Oracle ranking method.

With the help of students, the Oracle has successfully predicted the San Antonio Spurs championship in 2014 and many other NBA playoff results since. The Oracle is featured in TYFA's (Texas Youth Football & Cheer Association) playoff seeding and is helping build a sports analytics program at Trinity. 

Rick Hill ’91, Valero Alamo Bowl Vice President of Marketing, will moderate the discussion that will include:

  • What powers the Oracle to makes its college football picks and who will be this year’s national champion?
  • Why do computers outperform people’s picks for NFL games?
  • How did Dr. Balreira and his students develop an algorithm to help the WNBA draft players similar to what Netflix uses to personalize viewing recommendations?
  • What is future of data science in and out of sports?

Thank you for your consideration to join the webinar as well as submit any questions you would like to be discussed.   

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central


Questions?  Please contact Alumni Relations Office at or 210-999-8404, 888-994-8404

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