14:00 - 16:00
STEM Centre 3.1
Lectures, talks and seminars
Mathematical Sciences Departmental Seminar
Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Andrew Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathematical Sciences departmental seminar
These Departmental Seminars are for everyone interested in Maths. We encourage anyone interested in the subject in general, or in the particular subject of the seminar, to come along. It's a great opportunity to meet people in the Maths Department and join in with our community.
Refreshments are shared in the Department (STEM 5.1) after every seminar.
In this talk, Chris will explain the history of, and methodology behind, his ‘Rate My Team’ Fantasy Premier League points projection model, which he first built in 2011 using the statistical programming language ‘R’.
Chris will explain the three main components of updating this model, as well as how they all tie together:
Mathematical and Economic concepts such as Monte Carlo Simulation, Bivariate Poisson Distributions and the Efficient Market Hypothesis will be touched upon, as well as more simplistic concepts like Expectation and Conditional Probability; concepts that Fantasy players have intuitive notions of, even if they are not comfortable with the formal language/notation behind the ideas.