Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball

California State Univ., East Bay
Valley Business and Technology Center Presentation Room
Hayward, CA
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Need more information?
Contact Mitch Watnik
ASA/SIS and CSUEB Dept. of Statistics and Biostatistics
The Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball will be a meeting of the baseball, industrial, and academic worlds. The focus is on how Statistics and Operations Research methodology is used within baseball and associated businesses and on how baseball inspires the expansion of the frontiers of Statistics and Operations Research as scientific fields. The Symposium will have a panel discussion moderated by Mike Siano of's Baseball Channel in the morning, which will be edited for broadcast on later in the week. In the afternoon, there will be short seminars. After a brief introduction at 10, the panel will begin. An hour and a half break for lunch will follow the panel, at about 11:45. The Symposium is scheduled to end at 5. Abstracts are now available.

The meeting is sponsored jointly by the following organizations:

Roster of speakers

  • Cory Schwartz, Director of Statistics,
  • Chris Long, Senior Quantitative Analyst, San Diego Padres
  • Sig Mejdal, Senior Quantitative Analyst, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Nate Silver, Columnist, Baseball Prospectus
  • Jeffrey Ma, Vice President of Research, and Mark Kamal, Statistical Analyst,
  • Hal Stern, Professor of Statistics, Univ. of California, Irvine
  • Joel Sokol, Associate Professor of Operations Research, Georgia Tech
  • Eric Bickel, Director of the Decision Analysis Systems Lab, Texas A&M Univ.
  • Mitchell Watnik, Assistant Professor of Statistics, CSU East Bay
  • Henry Reichman, Professor of History, CSU East Bay
Click here to see the lineup and abstracts for the day.


For advance ticket purchases, please send a check to:
CSUEB Department of Statistics and Biostatistics
(Attn: Baseball Symposium)
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

The check should be payable to CSUEB Educational Foundation (please put "Statistics" in the memo portion).

Please contact Mitch Watnik, organizer of the Symposium, with any questions.


  • CSUEB's list of local hotels
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    • Airports:
      • Oakland Airport (OAK) is nearest to CSUEB-Hayward (20 minutes by car). BART has shuttles from OAK to bring people to and from the train station. (See the BART shuttle information below for directions on getting from BART to campus.)
      • San Francisco Airport (SFO) is about 45 minutes away by car. There is a train station in SFO. (See the BART shuttle information below for directions on getting from BART to campus.)
      • San Jose (SJC) is about 45 minutes away by car. Public transportation between the airport and campus is not readily available.
    • CSUEB campus map (The Valley Business and Technology Center is below "lot G" on the map. Lots H, J and D are recommended for parking.)
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    • AC Transit Bus line 92 timetable
  • What is Operations Research?
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