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Modeling outcomes of soccer matches - Alkeos Tsokos

Researcher Radio

31-10-2018 • 22 min

This week we are joined by Alkeos Tsokos from University College London. Alkeos is a co-author of ‘Modeling outcomes of soccer matches'. Join us to discover more about machine learning and its relationship to the sporting world. How successful can soccer matches be predicted and what is the Alan Turing Institute? In this episode, Alkeos answers all of these questions and more.

We will also gain further insights into 'Modeling outcomes of soccer matches', its impacts and the motivation behind Alkeos' work.

In today's episode, we discuss:

Alkeos tells us about his academic background and explains his paper. [00:40]

We are guided through the models used for this paper. [02:16]

What are the proxies used in this study, and what would happen if more were added? [05:51]

What is Alkeos' PhD thesis? [10:15]

Alkeos discusses the Alan Turing Institute. [15:03]

Alkeos provides us with his trick to increase academic productivity. [17:39]

Finally, Alkeos gives us his one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [19:08]

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