Prof. John Stasko is a Professor in and the Associate Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prof. Stasko is an internationally recognized and widely published researcher in the area of human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on information visualization and visual analytics. His Information Interfaces Research Group (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii) develops ways to help people and organizations explore, analyze, and make sense of data in order to solve problems. Together with colleague Rahul Basole, Prof. Stasko has taught a course on Sports Analytics at Georgia Tech since 2011.
Prof. David Hedlund received his Ph.D. in Sport Management from the Florida State University, and beginning in the fall of 2012, he will be an Assistant Professor at the St. John’s University in New York City. Dr. Hedlund’s research interests include issues related to sport marketing, sport consumer behavior, and sport consumption. Dr. Hedlund’s primary research interest is the creation, development and use of sport fan communities. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Hedlund was a soccer player and coach in the United States, Japan and Taiwan R.O.C. (Chinese-Taipei). Dr. Hedlund’s coaching experiences span the high school, college (NCAA Division I), and national team levels, and he holds the England Football Association’s Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Coaching Football.
Prof. Kirk Goldsberry is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis and an Assistant Professor of Geography at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. Kirk’s research focuses on spatial and visual analytics; his investigations examine the abilities of scientific graphics to enhance analytical reasoning and to simplify the communication and understanding of complex spatial situations. His sports analytics work has been featured in the New York Times, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.