My name is Luke Benz and I am a senior 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 R package for working with NCAA Basketball Play-by-Play Data
A collection of links to various basketball related shiny apps.
A collection of sports research projects
A list of sports analytics projects completed while in the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group
A complete list of my “BY THE NUMBERS” sports column in the Yale Daily News.
Presentations from NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
A list of solutions to FiveThirtyEight Riddlers