New technologies are revolutionizing our ability to digitize and understand the world around us. These tools have been tapped by baseball teams to improve player’s batting and pitching and by scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery. For example, cutting-edge technologies can tell us how much spin is on the ball as it leaves a pitcher’s hand or how a plant adapts to drought conditions.
Correa and Baxter will share insights about how turning quantifiable information into actionable knowledge is transforming the world of sports and science. Join us for an enlightening discussion about the impact these new technologies will have across diverse industries. Reservations are required but complimentary;
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About the Speakers
Chris Correa, Director, Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals,
Chris Correa joined the Cardinals in 2009 and was promoted to Director of Baseball Development in 2013. In this position, Correa leads a group that provides statistical analysis and decision support tools to all areas of Baseball Operations. He previously served as a quantitative analyst and was responsible for developing proprietary analytical models and applications to assist with player personnel decisions at the amateur and professional levels. Corea earned a bachelor of science in Cognitive Science from Hampshire College, a master of science in Psychology from University of Illinois, and was a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan prior to joining the Cardinals.
Ivan Baxter, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Research Scientist, Assistant Member and Principal Investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center,
Ivan Baxter is a USDA-ARS Research Scientist as well as Assistant Member and Principal Investigator at the Danforth Center. Prior to joining the Danforth Center, Baxter worked at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ivan is a graduate of the Goucher College in Towson, Maryland and received his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular structure and chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute.