BracketOdds: Examining the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with Advanced Analytics

Presented by Sheldon H. Jacobson -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In this session, Jacobson explores the use of advanced analytics to assess the probability that a combination of seeds will advance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament (aka March Madness) based on historical tournament results. Beginning in 2011, this model was adapted into a web-based tool, allowing users to assess prospective brackets online and leading to significant popular and media attention.

2012 Annual Meeting Presentations -- Innovation in Analytics Award Semi-Finalists

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