Thomas Pollard and The Department of Statistics Featured in Forbes

The Department of Statistics at Iowa State University recently gained national recognition with an alumni feature in Forbes called “How Ex-Runner Thomas Pollard Became Iowa State’s Basketball Analytics Guru.” This article highlights Pollard’s journey into the world of sports analytics and underscores the department's impact beyond traditional academic spheres.

In Pollard's narrative, Professor Dan Nettleton, the department chair, shares his experience working with Pollard on a statistics project that predicted the results of that year’s NCAA cross country championships. 

Additionally, a notable paper authored by Nettleton and Chancellor Johnstone, titled "Using Conformal Win Probability to Predict the Winners of the Canceled 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournaments," is linked in the article.