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Centre for Risk Research

Predicting Winners of Competitive Events with Topological Data Analysis Event

Topographic Data Analysis
13:00 - 14:00
10 February 2016
Room 4005 Building 4 Highfield Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Ian Dawson on (023) 8059 8094 or email .

Event details

In this Centre for Risk Research seminar, Conrad D'Souza will explain that, in recent years, Topological Data Analysis (TDA) has emerged as a framework for graphical data analysis, wherein data is understood to have shape and this shape has meaning. He will demonstrate how one such topological technique can be used to measure the underlying competitive quality of horses in races, based on their past performances. His results indicate that this technique is able to extract the valuable information contained in this data and that this is not accounted for by the betting public.

Speaker information

Conrad D'Souza,University of Southampton,Conrad is a Web Science PhD student working jointly with Mathematics and the Centre for Risk Research. His research aims to develop new analytical tools for exploring data by studying the shape of data and demonstrate the economic value of understanding data through this paradigm.

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