UTSPAN Hour #26: Panel Data Regression to Project NBA Player Performance

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 8pm EST
Ismail Benchekroun


2023 Big Data Bowl

Congratulations to UTSPAN executives Hassaan InayataliDaniel Hocevar, and Aaron White on being named the overall champion for the 2023 Big Data Bowl!

Their submission develops a new way to measure pressure on the quarterback over the course of a football play using player tracking data. Check out their work at https://www.kaggle.com/code/hassaaninayatali/between-the-lines-how-do-we-measure-pressure.

The group presented their submission at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on March 1st and have won $30,000 in prize money for winning!

The Big Data Bowl, hosted each year by the NFL on Kaggle, is arguably the world’s most prestigious sports analytics competition. UTSPAN’s submission was included among 8 finalists from almost 300 submissions!