Rajiv Maheswaran:
The math behind basketball's wildest moves

TED2015 · 12:08 · Filmed Mar 2015

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Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they're learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.

Using advanced data analysis tools, Rajiv Maheswaran and Second Spectrum help make basketball teams smarter. Full bio



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