Episode 40: Driven by Data: Statistics in Sports

In the race for gold, athletes are always looking for a competitive edge. But could that edge now come from the mathematical sciences?

There is more data than ever available now about athletes – and that data can tell us a lot about how these competitors are doing – or even how they might perform in the future. To do that, though, we need statistics to bring meaning to all that data.

In this episode, we chat with Dr Paul Wu, from the QUT Centre for Data Science, and Dr Lachlan Mitchell, from the Queensland Academy of Sport, about the ever increasing role of data and statistics in athletic performance and sports.

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