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Immaculata University Hosts Presentation on Predicting Rare Baseball Events

Immaculata University´s Department of Mathematics, Computing Sciences, and Physics will host a lecture by Dr. Mike Huber titled "A Technique to Model and Predict Rare Events in Baseball." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in room 18 of Immaculata University´s Loyola Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Huber is an associate professor of mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research. He will discuss how rare baseball events, such as pitching a no-hitter, can provide data sets that can be analyzed using probability and statistics. He will provide an overview of his research of the games for several data sets, beginning in 1901 up to the present, that can be modeled by the exponential distribution. His presentation will include statistical analyses and predictions on the probability of occurrences.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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