08 Dec 2018 16:21 IST

XLRI to host ‘MathSport Asia’ conclave on December 10

It aims to promote and develop application of mathematics, statistics and computing in sports

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) is set to host the first ever ‘MathSport Asia 2018’ conclave, which aims to promote and develop application of mathematics, statistics and computing in sports in Asia. ‘MathSport Asia 2018’ is the inaugural conference of a series of biennial conferences that will be held across Asia. The three-day long conference will commence on December 10 at the XLRI campus in Jamshedpur.

According to Uday Damodaran, Professor of Finance at XLRI and MathSport Asia Board Member, globalisation of sport has brought new sports, coaching techniques and methods to the continent. “MathSport Asia seeks to play the role of a catalyst in encouraging the use of mathematical and statistical analysis in sports in Asia by organising conferences and workshops, by encouraging research in the area and facilitating its dissemination. It will also seek to promote the teaching of mathematics and statistics using sports,” he said in a press statement.

The conference has received as many as 80 papers out of which 63 have been selected for presentation. Close to 124 researchers have shown interest to present their work in the technical sessions, Damodaran said.

The conference will have experts discuss on topics such as mathematical models in sports; performance measures and models; optimisation in sports; statistics and probability models; match outcome models; competitive strategy and game theoretical models among others.