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Stephen Shea is an associate professor of mathematics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a B.A. with a major in mathematics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachussetts. For years, Professor Shea has used his ability and interest in mathematics and statistics to analyze professional and amateur sports. At Saint Anselm College, he teaches a course titled Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He has participated in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. His work has been featured as a finalist in the annual Stat Geek Idol competition on TeamRankings.com and in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. As a mathematician, he specializes in dynamical systems, probability and statistics, and he is actively researching and publishing in these areas. Professor Shea's education and experience is reflected in his sports analytics. He lives with his wife (Cara), two sons (Miles and Gavin) and daughter (Eloise) in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Christopher Baker received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. As a software developer, Mr. Baker has focused on Microsoft .NET Web Development and Microsoft SQL Server Database Architecture and Engineering. As a sports analyst, he has spent the past eight years developing advanced player projection algorithms, new concepts, and new metrics in Hockey and Basketball. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR) and the Hockey Summary Project, where he has studied the development of the game of Hockey statistically over its vast history. Mr. Baker uses his combination of knowledge in sports and software engineering to design and develop efficient methodologies for calculating and visualizing metrics used in real-time systems. He was most recently published with Stephen Shea in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports for their work entitled "Calculating Wins Over Replacement Player (WORP) for NHL Goaltenders." Christopher lives with his wife (Francine), son (Michael) and daughter (Annabella) in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

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