This past week, Kevin Minkus (’15) and his team won the first-ever US Soccer hackathon for their project titled, “Modeling decision making in the final third.” The hackaton was the first ever soccer- specific hackathon in North America. The event combined data scientists, engineers, developers, and analysts, who all used their coding skills to create solutions to push the sport forward from either a commercial or soccer standpoint. The hackathon took place on July 14 and 15 at Chicago’s center for technology and entrepreneurship.  

Their project, by combining machine learning, propensity scoring, and casual estimation, evaluated final third decision making in soccer. To read more about Kevin’s project, click here.