Essays about: "thesis basketball"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the words thesis basketball.

  1. 1. Predicting basketball performance based on draft pick : A classification analysis 

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statistiska institutionen

    Author : Fredrik Harmén; [2022]
    Keywords : machine learning; linear discriminant analysis; k-nearest neighbors; support vector machines; random forests;

    Abstract : In this thesis, we will look to predict the performance of a basketball player coming into the NBA depending on where the player was picked in the NBA draft. This will be done by testing different machine learning models on data from the previous 35 NBA drafts and then comparing the models in order to see which model had the highest accuracy of classification. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sport migration in a Global World: A Case study of Lithuanian Swimmers migration to the United States

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen Idrottsvetenskap (IDV)

    Author : Ignas Vaičaitis; [2021]
    Keywords : Migration; swimming; Lithuania; The United States; Collegiate sports;

    Abstract : In this master's thesis, I studied the migration of Lithuanian swimmers to the United States. This study covered the period from 1990 when Lithuania regained its independence from the Soviet Union to 2004 when it joined the European Union and opened up to the free labor market movement. READ MORE

  3. 3. Transfer of reinforcement learning for a robotic skill

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik

    Author : Dulce Adriana Gómez Rosal; [2018]
    Keywords : Transfer learning; Reinforcement learning; Simulation; Robotics;

    Abstract : In this work, we develop the transfer learning (TL) of reinforcement learning (RL) for the robotic skill of throwing a ball into a basket, from a computer simulated environment to a real-world implementation. Whereas learning of the same skill has been previously explored by using a Programming by Demonstration approach directly on the real-world robot, for our work, the model-based RL algorithm PILCO was employed as an alternative as it provides the robot with no previous knowledge or hints, i. READ MORE

  4. 4. Analysis of Performance Measures That Affect NBA Salaries

    University essay from KTH/Matematisk statistik

    Author : Simon Louivion; Felicia Pettersson; [2017]
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    Abstract : This thesis investigates which factors that affect the salary for basketball players in the NBA and if the salary cap has achieved its purpose. The data for this project was collected from and consisted of performance measures from season 2015/2016 and salaries from the beginning of the season 2016/2017. READ MORE

  5. 5. Do athletes' individual salaries depend on the performance of their peers? Prototype heuristic in wage bargaining in the NBA

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Marian Schwinner; [2017]
    Keywords : Prototype heuristic; Wage bargaining; NBA; Behavioral Economics of Organization; Prototype wage;

    Abstract : This thesis analyzes the link between relative market value of representative subsets of athletes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and individual wages. NBA athletes are categorized with respect to multiple performance characteristics utilizing the k-means algorithm to cluster observations and a group's market value is calculated by averaging real annual salaries. READ MORE