Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl: Pitt professor used in-game data from the past seven NFL seasons

Konstantinos Pelechrinis. Credit: University of Pittsburgh The Atlanta Falcons will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. This prediction comes from a University of Pittsburgh researcher who backs his claim with seven years of National Football League (NFL) data and statistics. “Increasingly, we are seeing NFL coaches and executives embracing analytics to improve…

Mathematical model reveals parental involvement can 'immunize' students from dropping out

Study’s statistical tipping point for parent versus peer influences. Credit: Proceedings of the Royal Society A Newsflash for American high school students—choose friends wisely, or they may end up costing you your education. In fact, new mathematical modeling from Arizona State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Texas at Arlington documents the exact…

Mathematical model limits malaria outbreaks

One of the most common infectious diseases in the world, malaria causes public health problems and depresses the economy of infected areas. When untreated or treated improperly, the disease can result in fatalities. Despite impressive control measures and increased prevention techniques, which have reduced the global malaria mortality rate by 29% over the last six…