Rise & Shine: Data Analytics and Baseball

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Date(s) - 09/04/2020
8:30 am - 9:30 am


Join us on Zoom for our annual speaker series!

Daniel Mack, Ph.D., Assistant General Manager/Research and Development with the Kansas City Royals, will present on data analytics and how they are used in baseball.

This program is offered in collaboration with the SCE Alumni Association, SCE Student Council and SCE Alumni and Constituent Relations Department.

This event is free, but registration is required: www.umkcalumni.com/RiseShine

Dr. Daniel Mack is in his second season as Assistant General Manager-Research & Development and his eighth season with the Royals overall. He was named to his current position on Jan. 31, 2019 after serving as the Senior Director-Quantitative Analysis/Amateur Scouting and Director-Baseball Analytics/Research Science previously. Mack oversees the Quantitative Analysis staff to assist with research and development across all areas of Baseball Operations with a focus on amateur scouting.

Prior to accepting the job with Kansas City, Mack obtained a doctorate in computer science from Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, Mack’s dissertation focused on Machine Learning and Anomaly Detection. While pursuing his doctorate, Mack worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems where he and his research group won the NASA Associate Administrator Award for Technology and Innovation for work combining machine learning with fault diagnosis.

He was also a teaching assistant while completing his master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in machine learning at Columbia University in New York. Mack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame in 2006.