Play Ball! Decision Quality and Baseball Strategy
Baseball is a highly strategic game, with important decisions being made both on and off the field. In this webinar, our speaker will analyze a half-inning of play to show how the Decision Quality framework can both improve on-field decision making and deepen our understanding of the strategies employed during a game.
In this webinar, we look at a half-inning of play between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves using the Decision Quality framework. This fun and interactive talk is sure to increase your understanding of decision-analytic tools and concepts.
Our featured speaker, J. Eric Bickel, is an assistant professor in the graduate program in operations research at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis and its application to energy exploration and development, climate change, and sports. His research has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Sports Illustrated. Braves rookie phenom Evan Gattis credited Eric’s research with shaping his approach to hitting, and Eric's research into climate engineering was named as the top approach to address climate change by a panel of economists, including three Nobel Laureates. Prior to returning to academia, Professor Bickel was a senior engagement manager for Strategic Decisions Group.
This free, one-hour webinar is hosted by the Stanford Center for Professional Development in association with the Strategic Decision and Risk Management - Stanford Certificate Program.