It’s Friday night in the city so we take the ball and roll with an evening exploring the functions of big data and analytics in sport. Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Hollywood is known for stretching the truth and for never letting the facts get in the way of a good story. But it turns out that Moneyball is quite an accurate account of what Billy Beane did for the Oakland Athletics in 2002. It's a revolution – using data analytics to get ahead of the curve.
In our post-screening discussion we meet the scientists from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics working with leading sports professionals in Ireland to improve understanding and performance at the highest level. We discover what is really going on behind the scenes in training and planning using cutting edge sports science.
BIG BANG, PARTICLES, NANO MATERIALS
& SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
The Smashing Science programme is co-presented by Insight, AMBER, UCD Science Expression and Happenings who come together to host a series of films, discussions and interactions with scientists across the fields of materials science, sports analytics and physics. On our opening night join the UCD School of Physics for a unique opportunity to meet the Irish collaborators working with CERN at an event to mark its 60th anniversary celebrations - CERN60.
Come and join us in the CHQ Building for fun fact packed evenings of film, discussion and exploration. Each event kicks off with an inspiring short film to introduce the theme of the night and warm up the audience for the dynamic post screening panel and audience discussion with leading scientists and thinkers.
Panel Discussion moderated by Off the Ball, Newstalk sports journalists - Nathan Murphy & Adrian Barry with Prof Brian Caulfield, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Andy McGeady, Sports Writer, Ray Boyne former Head of Performance Analysis at the Dublin GAA Football Team and Brian Healy, Head of Predictive Modelling Team at Paddy Power, Brian delivers the Derivative Securities model for both the Finance and Quantitative Finance Masters courses at UCD Smurfit School of Business.
Happenings run pop up cultural events around Dublin to bring people together in public spaces through inspirational events, at a low cost to us all and our environment.