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Vladimir Ejov (UniSA): Concept of `importance’ in hierarchical sporting competitions

Vladimir Ejov (UniSA) will give a talk on

“Concept of `importance’ in hierarchical sporting competitions”

Abstract. The scoring system for tennis comprises a hierarchical
structure where points combine to games, games combine to sets and
sets combine to form the match. Assuming that one side has a limited
supply of a resource which can improve performance at the lowest level
of hierarchy, we address the question how best to apply the limited
resource in order to optimise the probability of winning. Contests are
modelled probabilistically using binary trees and the concept of
`importance’ emerges as a key determinant of where to apply resources
optimally.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 3pm, C26: Seminar room 206

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