The Math of March Madness

Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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NewsWeek Blog - March 18, 2009
With the opening round of March Madness (a.k.a. the NCAA Men's basketball tournament) getting underway Thursday, the mathematicians are out in force. If you're still looking for additional help with your bracketology, Lab Notes is here to help. Among the more interesting picks is the computer ranking system devised by researchers at the Stewart School at Georgia Tech. Called LRMC (Logistic Regression Markov Chain), it was developed by Joel Sokol, Paul Kvam and George Nemhauser based on results during the season, which teams are competing, home court advantage and margin of victory. Last year, LRMC correctly predicted all of the Final Four and picked Kansas to defeat Memphis in the championship game. Read more>>>

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