Pacific University Student Maggie Wigness Presents Undergraduate Research at Conference

Maggie Wigness will present her summer research at the 2009 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports conference this September in Boston. Her presentation is titled Using New Iterative Methods and Fine Grain Data to Rank College Football Teams.


Maggie Wigness will present her summer research at the 2009 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports conference this September in Boston. Her presentation, "Using New Iterative Methods and Fine Grain Data to Rank College Football Teams,"explores an algorithm that aims to rank college football teams to more accurately predict NCAA Division 1 football game outcomes.

Her project partners are professors Mike Rowell, mathematics, and Chadd Williams, computer science. Maggie will be one of only three students presenting at the conference. More information on her presentation can be found here: www.amstat.org/Chapters/boston/nessis09/program.html

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View the Oregonian article, "Pacific University computer whiz tries to outrank college football's BCS" (by Wendy Owen, The Oregonian, September 24, 2009


Posted by Lance Kissler (lkissler@pacificu.edu) on Aug 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM

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