Adi Wyner

Professor of Statistics, The Wharton School

Professor Abraham Wyner is a tenured Professor of Statistics and the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Statistics for the University of Pennsylvania. He is the faculty lead on the soon to be announced Sports Analytics Program at Wharton. His principle focus at Wharton has been research in Applied Probability, Information Theory and Statistical Learning. Professor Wyner has participated in numerous consulting projects in various businesses, including as one the earliest consultants for TiVo, Inc, where he helped develop early personalization software. Dr. Wyner created some of the first on-line data summarization tools, while acting as CTO for Surfnotes, Inc. His interest in sports statistics has led to a collaboration with ESPN where Dr. Wyner was the PI on the ESPN-funded MLB player evaluation research project.

Professor Wyner received his Bachelors degrees in Mathematics from Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in his major. He was the recipient of the Stanley Prize for excellence in Mathematics. His PhD in Statistics is from Stanford University, where he won a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Abrams Prize and the Herz Foundation fellowship. After graduating from Stanford, he received the NSF post-graduate fellowship and a visiting Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Past Appearances

Wharton Moneyball: September 25, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Andrew Thomas (Director of Data Science, SportsMEDIA Technology Corp) and Steve Palazzolo (Senior Analyst, ProFootball Focus) on the Wednesday, September 25, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: September 18, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Scott Sehret (Director of Sports Performance and Nutrition , Dallas Cowboys) and Brian Burke (Sr. Analyst; Creator of Advanced Football Analytics, ESPN) on the Wednesday, September 18, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: September 4, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Josh Hermseyer (Writer, Founder, FiveThirtyEight, airyards.com) and Aaron Schatz (President; Editor-in-Chief, Football Outsider) on the Wednesday, September 4, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: August 21, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Greg Cosell (Senior Producer; Executive Producer and Analyst for ESPN’s NFL Matchup, NFL Films) and Paul Annacone (Tennis Coach, Commentator, Author, Coaching for Life, LLC) on the Wednesday, August 21, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: August 14, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by John Wirtz (Chief Product Officer, Hudl) on the Wednesday, August 14, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: August 7, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Herman Pontzer (Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University), Bill Connelly (NCAA Football, Basketball, and Tennis Contributor; Author of “The 50 Best College Football Teams of All Time”, SBNation), Rufus Peabody (Professional Sports Analyst), and Chris Alexopoulos (Soccer Producer, ESPN) on the Wednesday, August 7, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: June 19, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Matt Manocherian (Director of Football and Research, Sports Info Solutions) on the Wednesday, June 19, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: May 8, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Dan Aucoin (Research Analyst, Driveline Baseball) and Todd Golden (Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of San Francisco) on the Wednesday, May 8, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: April 24, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Michael Lombardi (NFL Insider, The Athletic) and Josh Hermseyer (Writer, Founder, FiveThirtyEight, airyards.com) on the Wednesday, April 24, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wharton Moneyball: April 17, 2019

Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Rufus Peabody (Professional Sports Analyst) and Rick Peterson (Author, Motivational Speaker, N/A) on the Wednesday, April 17, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Hosts Shane Jensen, Adi Wyner, Cade Massey, and Eric Bradlow are joined by Maria Konnikova (Author and Poker Player) and Harry Pavlidis (Director of Technology, Baseball Prospectus) on the Wednesday, October 2, 2019 edition of Wharton Moneyball.

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