Kenneth T. Co

Year: 2016
Affiliations: Mathematics
Award: Woodrow Wilson

Project Description

A Probabilistic Model for Optimal Soccer Shots

In soccer, a common strategy is to aim for the posts to maximize the chance of scoring a goal. If the player has perfect accuracy and mechanics, this makes perfect sense. However, mere mortals have to account for their own error and many external factors. This paper develops a probabilistic framework that will allow the analysis of open play situations in soccer and give a more accurate description of where players should aim their shots at for any game situation.

Mentor: John C. Wierman, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

PDF Document: Co, Kenneth Final Paper


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