My name is Luke Benz and I am an incoming data scientist at Medidata Solutions, Inc.. I graduated from Yale University in 2019 with a BS in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and Data Science.
While at Yale, I worked as a biostatistics research assistant for Dr. Elizabeth Claus at the Yale School of Public Health, analyzing data on quality of life for patients with various kinds of brain tumors.
During the summers of 2017 and 2018, I participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where I worked as a research assistant in the Statistical Engineering Division for Dr. Antonio Possolo and Dr. Andrew Rukhin.
In my free time, I enjoy working on projects at the intersection of statistics and sports, and was president of the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group between 2017-2019. In addition to projects covering a wide range of sports topics, I have assisted the Yale Men’s Baskeball team with various statistical tasks and have partnered with the Ivy League to help design the 2019-2027 conference schedules for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and field hockey.
BS in Applied Mathematics, 2019
An Examination of Timeout Value, Strategy, and Momentum in NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball
A list of sports analytics projected completed while in the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group
Final poster for BIS 567 Baysian Statistics (Fall 2018).
Examination of several weight functions for AFL ratings model.
An R Shiny Application for rending high school basketball assist networks.