!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> Math Matters Lecture: Sports Scheduling and the Practice of Operations Research by Michael Trick, March 4, 2009
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IMA Math Matters Lecture:

Sports Scheduling and the Practice of Operations Research

Michael Trick
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University

March 4, 2009

7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125    Map

6:00pm Reception at Willey Hall Atrium

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Abstract: Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar per year industry that relies heavily on the quality of its schedule. Teams, fans, TV networks, and even political parties (in a way revealed in the talk) rely on the schedule for profits and enjoyment. Only recently have the computational tools of operations research been powerful enough to address the issue of finding "optimal" schedules. Trick will discuss his experiences in scheduling college basketball, major league baseball, and other sports, and show how operations research is revolutionizing the way sports scheduling is done.



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