Raider Nation Times Sports Analyst Recognized

Damali Binta – Oct 13, 2016

Damali Binta, a writer for Raider Nation Times, will present a paper in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic will inspire a discussion of the way history is distorted by manipulation of data which reports unusual, gifted performances, but these discoveries are overlooked because of incomplete or faulty data analysis. Her conjecture is that the Oakland Raiders have been affected by the incidents of faulty or incomplete analysis.

See abstract.  

Presentation set for January 6, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia
Venue:  Mathematical Association of America

1125-I5-961 (Damali Binta) Jacqueline Brannon Giles*  Houston, Texas
The Existence and Uniqueness of Metrics in Sports. The presenter will identify historical sports figures such as Simone Manuel, Paul Warfield, Warren Wells, Jesse Owens and others. The uncovering of metrics that establish the uniqueness of their accomplishments during certain timeframes will be discussed. Outliers will be identified with comments on the methods that suppress the identification of accomplishments by truncating data. Questions of validity and reliability of data manipulation will be posed. Received (MAA) September 13, 2016

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