Bio

Thomas A. Severini is a Professor of Statistics at Northwestern University. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Chicago. He has written several books and published extensively in statistical journals such as Biometrika, the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Tom has been an avid sports fan for over 40 years. His statistical expertise and his sports knowledge are highlighted in his latest book, Analytic Methods in Sports .
Brief CV

Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports

Published by Chapman and Hall/CRC

--Covers statistical and mathematical methods chosen specifically because of their importance and usefulness in analyzing sports data.

--Designed for readers who love sports and sports statistics and who would like to be able to conduct their own statistical analyses of sports data.

--Examples in the book cover a wide range of sports including baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, and tennis.

--Instructions on using Excel to perform the analyses are provided.

--Designed for readers who are comfortable with mathematics but who do not necessarily have any previous experience with formal statistical methods.

--Many of the datasets that are used in the book are available here.