Sports Analytics Research Lab


Are you passionate about sports, data, and statistics? Apply now for the Summer 2024 program —  and employ your skills, expand your knowledge, and make valuable contributions in the field of sports analytics.

Info Session

Please join Ryan Brill and WSABI staff to discuss the details of the Lab in SHDH 109 on Wednesday February 21st, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Register here.

Applications close March 29, 2024.

The Sports Analytics Research Lab provides an academic research experience for University of Pennsylvania students, open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Sponsored by Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) and led by Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and WSABI faculty co-director, along with Ryan Brill, WSABI doctoral student.

Participants will enhance their analytical and research skills while learning:

  • how to be applied statisticians,
  • how to teach in new and engaging ways while meeting sports analytics leaders, making new connections, and having fun!

This 9-week program includes two distinct areas of engagement:

Five weeks of paid, hands-on research & learning in advanced statistics, exploring real sports data sets to solve real problems
Four weeks of paid work experience as a teaching assistant for Moneyball Academy and Moneyball Academy: Training Camp


June 3 – July 26, 2024


Students will commence a research project aimed for publication that will be completed during their remaining time at the University of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania for the fall 2024 semester to complete the project.


  • Currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Strong background in statistics, two semesters (minimum) of classes in statistics or related fields:
    • one course in Python or R preferred
    • have taken or currently taking STAT 4300, or its equivalent.
  • Interest in sports analytics and intellectual curiosity to examine sports analytics at a research level
  • Interest in working with high school students in their research

University of Pennsylvania graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

A Day in the Life with Zeke Kelz, SEAS ’24

WSABI tagged along with Zeke Kelz, SEAS’24, to highlight his summer experience with the 2023 inaugural lab.