Speaker: Prof. Timothy Chan

Time: 10:00-11:00, 7 June 2023 (Wednesday) (Beijing time)

Venue: A103,Lijiao Building

Tencent Meeting ID:734-307-335


This talk attempts to put the Operations Research (OR) in Sports Analytics. We will present applications of OR methods such as robust and integer optimization, simulation, and Markov Decision Processes to decision problems in hockey, baseball and tennis.

About Prof. Timothy Chan

Timothy Chan is the Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives at the University of Toronto, the Canada Research Chair in Novel Optimization and Analytics in Health, a Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and a Senior Fellow of Massey College. His primary research interests are in operations research, optimization, and applied machine learning, with applications in healthcare, medicine, sustainability, and sports. He received his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia (2002), and his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007). Before coming to Toronto, he was an Associate in the Chicago office of McKinsey and Company (2007-2009), a global management consulting firm. During that time, he advised leading companies in the fields of medical device technology, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and energy on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations.