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