Join us for the 2021 Big Data Bowl NFL Watch Party
Join us for the 2021 Big Data Bowl NFL Watch Party featuring Jill Reiner ’22 Data Analytics major & Mathematics minor
Jill was a winner in the college category of the NFL Data Bowl, a national event that pits competitors against each other as they code to create innovative ways to improve NFL scoring through data analysis.
This year’s competition focused on the analytics behind pass coverage in professional football and what leads to a successful defense once the quarterback drops back to pass.
Jill’s entry featured two models, a targeted receiver probability model and a model for completion probability. From there, I was able to aggregate across all plays for each defender involved and came up with three different metrics to better assess a defender’s true skill in different phases of a passing play.