Calling all hockey fans
Posted on: 02/20/18 | Author: Communications | Categories: All Posts
Ever wonder if a certain hockey player is hurting or helping your favourite hockey team?
Well, Micah McCurdy might be able to sort that out through math, data and statistics. McCurdy is a mathematician who makes pictures to try and help the public understand hockey. He will speak at UWinnipeg on Isolating Individual Player Threat in the NHL on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm in Room 1L11, Lockhart Hall. McCurdy uses data to measure results about hockey that can also help you do the math for your team.
This lecture is free and open to the public and is part of the Math and Stats Lecture Series.
“I intend to make all of my research available to the public, for free,” shares McCurdy. “I find working in this way to be immensely satisfying and I do not aspire to a team position, especially not if it requires removing my public work from the internet, as we have seen in a number of prominent cases.”
McCurdy lives in Halifax and is employed mostly by the public who subscribe to his website, hockeyviz.com. He is also employed intermittently by Saint Mary’s University, where he teaches undergrads. He also works with NHL teams.
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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