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Adam [LinkedIn]

39492_411054806510_5040794_nAdam received his first tennis racket from Martina Navratilova on the clay courts of the Czech Republic, where he was born (yes, literally on the courts). A talented and crafty player, Adam’s soft touch for the ball extends to numbers as well. Adam competed in junior and college level tennis tournaments and matches, and has degrees in Economics, Anthropology, and a minor in Philosophy. He currently works as a data scientist, applying machine learning techniques to complex datasets to make better business decisions. He launched BigTime Stats (formerly TenniStats) in August 2016 to combine his passions for tennis, analytics, and data visualization. The eternal philosopher and skeptic, Adam follows atypical perspectives to create compelling, data-driven storylines.

 

Rodrigo [LinkedIn] – contributor

serve_picRodrigo was born in Argentina a day after Juan Martin Del Potro. Having narrowly missed becoming a tennis phenomenon, he is content to live vicariously through Delpo, down to every pulverized forehand and agonizing backhand. Rodrigo played competitively at the junior and college club level. His defensive style of tennis suits him well for grinding through massive datasets. He joined BigTime Stats in August 2016 to put to use hundreds of mental stats accrued over years of obsessively watching tennis matches. He is interested in challenging popular theories about how the game is and should be played, both mentally and strategically. Rodrigo is an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, researching patterns in large volumes of sensor data for diagnosing building structural damage. He uses statistics, probability, and machine learning not only to analyze past trends but also predict the future of the game. Hopefully this future has Delpo at number one…