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Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre Services & Operations Management

Quantitative Methods in SpORts (S)


Lecturers: Christiane Barz; Helmut Dietl; Oleg Prokopyev

Assistant instructor at Chair Dietl: Steffen Müller

About the seminar:

The application of mathematical/quantitative methods to the study and analysis of a wide variety of sports problems has become increasingly popular in recent years. This trend can be attributed to the increased availability of “big” data and the advancements in theoretical and computational analytics techniques, e.g., machine learning, operations research. It has been demonstrated by multiple examples that mathematical/quantitative methods may provide powerful insights and/or competitive advantages as well as help the sport organizations to improve their performance by making more informed and sophisticated decisions.

The seminar will review the mainstream literature on applications of quantitative methods in various sports related contexts. We will discuss multiple thought-provoking application examples ranging from classical scheduling problems in different sport leagues to modern “fantasy” sports. The seminar participants will become familiar with challenges and opportunities arising when applying quantitative methods to modern sports.

Dates, Application, Location:

Application Process

Dates of Seminar

  • Introductory Meeting: September 15, 2023; 9:00-12:30am; Room SOE-F-2
  • 1st Meeting with Presentations: November 3, 2023; 9:00am - 5:00pm; Room RAI-J-031
  • 2nd Meeting with Presentations: November 10, 2023;9:00am - 5:00pm; Room RAA-E-29 (Seminarraum)

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Contact & Location

University of Zurich
Department of Business Administration
Chair of Services & Operations Management 
Plattenstrasse 14
CH-8032 Zurich
Phone:   +41 (0)44 634 53 11 
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