Data Optimization for Fantasy Sports Analytics

Fantasy sports represent a rich and exciting world of modeling and analytic possibilities. With the advent of modern computer vision, statistics tracking, and the general embrace of the sporting community of a “data-centric” view to the game, there is a wealth of information available about each player, their performances, and various metadata.

Integrated Machine Learning and Mathematical Optimization

For the past several years, ML has exploded in popularity, while the excitement for MO has mostly plateaued. Why this has occurred is very much up for debate. One might surmise that ML is simply a better tool than MO, and therefore it replaced it in terms of popularity. This, however, is wrong-headed. ML and MO are typically used to solve very different problems. One might also think that problems MO has historically solved no longer exist.