Sizing up a manager’s ‘face’

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Steve Wang, my statistics professor back in college, is the subject of a column in today’s New York Times. The piece, by baseball writer Alan Schwarz, focuses on how Wang is using Chernoff faces to map managerial strategies. It’s pretty nifty stuff.

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  • rbizzler

    This reminds me of the consultant that NBA teams used who would analyze a players strengths and weaknesses by observing their body language while ignoring their actual play on the court. IIRC, Danny Ainge was a big proponent of his.

    I am curious to see what the results of his research are.

    • zack

      But, of course, this really doesn’t have anything to do with actual body language…