Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
 
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
  
Carnegie Mellon Qatar Collaboration brings Football Analytics to Qatar
 
Carnegie Mellon Qatar Collaboration brings Football Analytics to Qatar

Partnership promotes learning and research in sports analytics

November 07, 2022:  A collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Stats Perform is providing new opportunities for the Education City community to explore the field of sports analytics. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.

Agustín Indaco is an assistant teaching professor of economics at CMU-Q, and a researcher in the field of sports analytics. “Data has become central to many different fields, including sports. So many questions and decisions about coaching and gameplay are now based on data, and students who enjoy both sports and analytics can build a career in this area.”

For years, CMU-Q has used sports datasets in data science coursework. “I find students are so much more engaged with analytics when they are using data they are passionate about,” said Indaco.

This led Indaco and Fuad Farooqi, area head of business administration at CMU-Q, to look for more opportunities in the field. They worked with Patrick Lucey, the chief scientist at Stats Perform and a former post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, to create a six-week course to introduce Education City students and alumni to the field. The non-credit course ran in spring 2022, with students and alumni from several partner universities participating.

Raggi al-Hammouri is a graduate of CMU-Q with a degree in computer science. Now working at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), he was excited to take the course and learn more.

“Football is a passion of mine, and the course was an amazing opportunity to bring my love of football and computer science together.”

Al-Hammouri was inspired by the course to delve deeper into the field. In fall 2022, he joined Indaco’s research team that is analyzing different football datasets to find patterns and gain insights.

“I told Professor Agustín, I love this area so much, I could work 10 or 12 hours at a time and it doesn’t feel like work,” said al-Hammouri.

With the enthusiasm surrounding World Cup 2022, Indaco sees the interest in sports analytics growing within Qatar. “We will run the course again this spring, and we hope to see students from many different areas participating. Data touches everything in sports, so people in journalism, health care, policy, and engineering can deepen their understanding by learning about analytics.”

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 7399 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Wednesday, December 7, 2022  9:44:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of QatarPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : A Demand for Education Is on Display at FIFA Fan Festival
Next Story : WCM-Q's New Certificate Course to Focus on Population Health...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Give More than a Gift with Pandora [7776-Views]
Create your Spider-Man Look [7649-Views]
Crafting an Icon: the New Moments Studded Chain [5611-Views]
Revealed: 65.24cm (2 Ft 1.68 in) Afshin Ghaderzadeh Declared World's Shortest Man [5484-Views]
It's a Record-Breaking First Season for Premier Padel as the Sport goes Global in 2022 [4464-Views]
New Year, New Me with essence Products [4457-Views]
As Unique as your LOVE [3570-Views]
CNN Business Arabic is Now Live [3418-Views]
Embrace this New Year with Catrice [3334-Views]
Passenger Recovery Continues in November [2746-Views]
IATA Statement on Imposition of Travel Restrictions for Travelers from China [2745-Views]
Arab Bank Group Reports Net Profits of $544.3 million for 2022, 25% Cash Dividends [2491-Views]
QIB Announces Winners of its “Spend & Win” Campaign to Attend the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final M... [2019-Views]
SAP Announces Q4 and FY 2022 Results [1964-Views]
14 National Companies have Successfully Participated in the Big 5 Show 2022 in Dubai (UAE) [1874-Views]
A Demand for Education Is on Display at FIFA Fan Festival [1814-Views]
New WCM-Q Seminar Series Aims to Boost Health Literacy among Public [1704-Views]
Russian Compani will Participate in the 11th Largest International Construction Exhibition - The Big... [1692-Views]
LG Announces 2022 Financial Results [1688-Views]
Amber Lounge Makes its Half-time Mark in Doha [1646-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin QatarPRNetwork.com on Instagram
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories