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Skinner video : The Price of Anarchy in Baketball

Brian Skinner
Brian Skinner
                                                       

Physics Graduate Student Brian Skinner discusses his work, "The Price of Anarchy in Basketball," which was published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sport.

Skinner's paper has been covered by ESPN, Fox news and Basketball Prospectus after he gave a talk the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in March. Skinner is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Fine Theoretical Physics institute with Professor Boris Shklovskii as his advisor. He wrote the paper as a side project outside his regular research after musing on the topic for his blog Gravity and Levity on which he writes about topics in theoretical physics for a wide audience.

The UMN news service has posted a video with featuring Skinner discussing the paper.

More information at http://www.physics.umn.edu/people/bskinner.html