THE (BEAUT1FUL) NUMB3RS GAME

THE (BEAUT1FUL) NUMB3RS GAME

SOCCER IS FACING THIS PROBLEM that baseball didn’t have: baseball statistics are wildly available,” says Devin Pleuler, BCOS ’11, a former Leopard goalkeeper and data scientist who spends his off-hours exploring soccer stats as a columnist for Major League Soccer. “[Famed baseball statistician] Bill James didn’t need much more than box...

Trial Tech

Trial Tech

Lawyers are arriving in court these days with a lot less baggage. Fewer and fewer attorneys are showing up with stacks of banker’s boxes stuffed with evidence, depositions, and research. Instead, they’re opting for laptops—sometimes even tablet computers. Lisa Censullo, CSC ’87, COO at Esquire Solutions, is helping to lighten the lawyers’...

An App for Aid

An App for Aid

Project: The Haiti Emergency Relief Application, by Sean Smith, BCOS ’12. WHAT IT IS: A smart phone application that helps connect Haitians to first responders. WHY IT IS NEEDED: “Haiti doesn’t have a centralized 911 system,” says Smith. “It leads to a lot of wasted time trying to find the right contact in emergency situations.” As part of...

Designed to Cell

Designed to Cell

Rich Parker, CHC ’87, is confident that there will come a day—maybe 20, 25 years from now—where patients suffering from a weak heart, damaged kidneys, or a failing liver won’t have to worry about waiting around for organ donations. They’ll be able to just print new ones. As vice president of business and technology at Digilab, Parker is...

The Codebreakers

The Codebreakers

“You want me to show you the double-step?” Robert Cafazzo, BCOS ’12, is excited. It’s late November and he has just finished presenting his team’s early and elegant solution to what was supposed to be one of the hardest problems that his computer science and systems professors could throw his way, and now he is just showing off. Cafazzo and the...