Data Analysis

Champions League Special: SciSkill Predictions - Part 2

21/02/17 | SciSports

The first four matches in the Champions League knockout stage have been played and, to put it mildly, it was an interesting kick-off of the Round of 16. Today and tomorrow, the other eight teams face each other in their first leg. Once again, we took a look at the four matches and, based on our SciSkill Index, came with the following predictions.

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SciSports

Three new additions to the SciSports family

17/02/17 | SciSports

SciSports is happy to welcome Sander Boonstra and Rick Krabbendam into the SciSports family, where they will work part-time with the BallJames team. Sander will assist the team in background and foreground subtraction optimization, while Rick will focus on camera calibration. Douwe Dijkink has also joined the Data Scouting team as part of his internship.

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Data Analysis

Champions League special: SciSkill predictions - Part 1

14/02/17 | SciSports

We had to wait impatiently for more than two months, but tonight the Champions League finally returns. Sixteen teams are still in the running for the most prestigious trophy in European club football. Tonight, four clubs will kick off the round of 16. We took a look at the first four matches of the first knockout round and, based on our SciSkill Index, came with the following predictions and odds.

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Glossary

SciSports fundamentals: Machine Learning

09/02/17 | SciSports

At SciSports, our team of computer, football and engineering geniuses work hard on creating the best possible reports, models and algorithms that we use for the services we provide. An important part of this work is a concept called ‘machine learning’. To get a better grasp on what machine learning is, we asked our Artificial Intelligence Expert Jan van Haaren to explain to us the theory and processes behind it.

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SciSports Data Analysis

​Messi surpasses Ronaldo as number one on SciSkill Index

04/02/17 | SciSports

Since its inception in 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the undisputed number one on SciSports’ SciSkill Index. After his immensely successful 2016, you would expect him to stay the title-holder for at least a little while. However, early this new year, his great rival Lionel Messi surpassed him for the first time since we started measuring the SciSkill of players.

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Matthijs Wolters moves to SciSports as Director Intelligence

03/02/17 | SciSports

Enschede, 3 February 2017 – Football data specialist SciSports has acquired the services of dr. Matthijs Wolters (44) where he will become Director Intelligence and lead the Data Intelligence Team. This is the third addition to the SciSports team that the company from Enschede has announced in two weeks. SciSports is now on the brink of an international breakthrough.

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Arjan Veurink moves from SciSports to KNVB

27/01/17 | SciSports

Enschede, January 27, 2017 – Arjan Veurink (30), manager of the Data Scouting team of football data specialist SciSports, will move to the Dutch FA, the KNVB. He will join the staff of the Dutch women’s national football team and become the assistant of head coach Sarina Wiegman. He will sign a contract until the summer of 2019. To ensure an adequate succession at the fast-growing SciSports, Veurink will be working part-time with the company in Enschede until the 1st of July.

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SciSports completes signing of Google software engineer

26/01/17 | SciSports

Enschede, 26 januari 2017 – Football data specialist SciSports has added Fernando Jose Iglesias Garcia (27) to their team as a software engineer. After studying telecommunications engineering in Madrid, he obtained his master Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Stockholm, Sweden. In the Netherlands, he worked for Thales. Recently he worked at Amazon Web Services in Cape Town, South Africa and at Google in New York City as a software engineer.

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SciSports

Looking back at 2016: A year in review

25/01/17 | SciSports

2017 is well underway and most clubs have already played their first few competitive matches of the season. At SciSports, we are also fully underway in the new year and we are working on a lot of exciting stuff. However, we haven’t forgotten about 2016. It was a year to remember, both for us at SciSports and football fans in general. In this post, we take a quick look back on what happened in that year.

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SciSports Innovations

2017 kickoff: BallJames in Vegas

20/01/17 | SciSports

As a part of the Dutch Startup Pavillion, SciSports was one of the exhibitors in Las Vegas at the CES 2017, the biggest and most important technology tradeshow in the world. With HRH Prins Constantijn van Oranje as a special envoy to lead the mission, we were able to show the world what SciSports can do and, more in particular, what BallJames can do.

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Science serving football

SciSports makes scientific progress accessible and available for any professional football organization. We advise and build solutions to provide them with the competitive edge they need to maintain or improve their ranking and status.

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