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Tristan-Barnett

Tristan Barnett

job-experience

Job Experience

  • 2002-2005 Swinburne University: Tutor/Lecturer for ‘Chance and Gaming’ statistics subject.
  • 2003-2007 Ladbrokes: Predicting live outcomes in tennis using analytic methods in Excel.
  • 2008 Centrebet: Predicting live outcomes in tennis, AFL, NBA, ice hockey, soccer,
    NFL using analytic methods in Excel.
  • 2009-2010 Western Bulldogs Football Club (AFL): Decision support software in player drafting.
  • 2009-2012 Infoplum: Live predictive modelling in tennis, football codes, basketball,
    netball using analytic methods in Excel. Live predictive modelling in T20, One-Day
    and Test cricket using simulation. Project management skills.
  • 2012 Tennis Australia: Analyzing match statistics data as a decision support tool to increase performance.
qualifications

Qualifications

  • 1999 Bachelor of Science: Information and Communication Sciences Macquarie
    University, Sydney
  • 2002 Graduate Diploma in Operations Research: Mathematical Sciences University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2006 Doctor of Philosophy: Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
appointments

Appointments

  • 2007-2008 Adjunct Research Fellow: Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  • 2009-2010 Adjunct Lecturer: Faculty of Business and Law
    Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne
  • 2011-2012 Adjunct Research Fellow: School of Mathematics and Statistics
    University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • 2020-2023 Adjunct Senior Lecturer: College of Science and Engineering
    Flinders University, Adelaide
courses

Courses

  • 2003 Media training course
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  • 2004 The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Attributes Development program
    Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
thesis

Thesis

  • Barnett T (2006). Mathematical modelling in hierarchical games
    with specific reference to tennis, PhD thesis, Swinburne University
    of Technology, Melbourne (PhD pdf)
books

Books

  • Barnett T and Brown A (2012). The Mathematics of Tennis (book pdf)
publications

Publications

 

  1. Barnett T and Clarke SR (2004). Optimizing returns in the gaming industry for players
    and operators of video poker machines. Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology. National University of Singapore, 212-216
  2. Barnett T, Brown A and Pollard G (2006). Reducing the likelihood of long tennis
    matches. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine. 5(4), 567-574
  3. Pollard G and Barnett T (2006). Fairer service exchange mechanisms
    for tennis when some psychological factors exist. Journal of Sports
    Science & Medicine. 5(4), 548-555
  4. Barnett T and Pollard G (2006). Reducing injuries by substantially decreasing
    the likelihood of long tennis matches. Medicine and Science in Tennis. 11(2), 10-11
  5. Barnett T and Cross R (2007). How the tennis scoreboard affects player
    performance. Medicine and Science in Tennis. 12(2), 6-8
  6. Barnett T and Pollard G (2007). How the tennis court surface affects player
    performance and injuries. Medicine and Science in Tennis. 12(1), 34-37
  7. Pollard GH, Barnett T, Brown A & Pollard GN (2007). Some alternative men’s
    doubles scoring systems. Tennis Science and Technology 3. Roehampton. S. Miller
    and J. Capel-Davies (eds), 301-309.
  8. Barnett T, Brown A and Jackson K (2008). Modelling outcomes in volleyball.
    Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
  9. Barnett T and Pollard G (2008). Applying match statistics to increase serving
    performance. Medicine and Science in Tennis. 13(2), 24-27
  10. Brown A, Barnett T, Pollard GH, Lisle I and Pollard GN (2008). The characteristics of various men’s tennis doubles scoring systems. Proceedings of the 9th Australian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
  11. Barnett T (2009). Applying tennis match statistics to increase serving performance
    during a match in progress. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis. 14(3), 16-19
  12. Barnett T (2009). Gambling your way to New York: A story of expectation.
    CHANCE. 22(3)
  13. Barnett T, Pollard GH and Pollard GN (2010). Applying strategies to the tennis challenge
    system. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis 15(1), 12-15
  14. Barnett T (2010). Applying the Kelly criterion to lawsuits. Law,
    Probability & Risk 9(2), 139-147
  15. Barnett T, Bedford A, Pollard GH and Pollard GN (2010). How the interpretation of match
    statistics affects player performance. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis 15(2), 23-27
  16. Barnett T (2010). Applying mathematics to poker machine regulations
    to increase consumer protection. Gaming Law Review and Economics                            14(8), 601-607
  17. Barnett T and Pollard GN (2010). How the court surface is affecting serve-and-volley.
    Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis 15(3), 26-28
  18. Barnett T (2011). How much to bet on video poker. CHANCE. 24(2)
  19. Barnett T (2011). Obtaining a fair arbitration outcome. Law, Probability & Risk 10(2), 123-131
  20. Barnett T, Pollard GH and Pollard GN (2011). Improving the Australian
    Open extreme heat policy. Journal of Medicine and Science
    in Tennis 16(1), 5-9
  21. Barnett T and Pollard GH (2011). Devising new Australian Rules football scoring systems Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 7(3)
  22. Barnett T (2012). Automating online video poker for profit.
    Gaming Law Review and Economics. 16(1-2), 15-20
  23. Barnett T and Reid M (2012). Game theoretic solutions to tennis serving strategies.
    Coaching & Sport Science Review 56
  24. Barnett T (2012). Analyzing tennis scoring systems: from the origins
    to today. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis 17(2), 68-77
  25. Barnett T (2013). Summarizing tennis data to enhance elite performance.
    Coaching & Sport Science Review 61, 21-24
  26. Pollard GH and Barnett T (2018). Some new ‘short’ games within a set
    of tennis. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 17(1), 67-76
  27. Byrnes T and Barnett T (2018). Generalized framework for applying the Kelly criterion
    to stock markets. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, 21(5)
  28. Barnett T, Ejov V and Pollard GH (2022). An improvement to the tennis challenge
    system. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
  29. Brown A, Barnett T, Pollard GH, Pollard GN and Ejov V (2022). No-Ad game
    scoring within a best of 5 sets tennis matches. Proceedings of the 16th
    Australian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
media

Media

 

  • February 2003. All those extra points are pointless. Australian Financial Review
  • June 2003. Australian tennis has to outgrow grass roots. Australian Financial Review
  • February 2004. Getting the most points is not always enough. Australian Financial Review
  • January 2005. The speed of the court surface used at the Australian Open can be
    misleading. Australian Financial Review
  • May 2005. A statistical challenge to what’s really exciting about tennis.
    Australian Financial Review
  • June 2005. Formula that says Federer will win. The London Sunday Times
  • January 2006. Mathematicians can play a role in tennis medicine
  • August 2006. Federer v Nadal: It’s all about the court. Almanac
  • October 2010. Odds are there’s a safer way to play pokies
presentations

Presentations

 

  • Forecasting a tennis match at the 2003 Australian Open. The 5th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003
  • Forecasting a tennis match at the 2003 Australian Open. The 24th International
    Symposium of Forecasting, 2004
  • Reducing injuries by substantially decreasing the likelihood of long tennis matches. The 8th International Congress of the Society for Tennis Medicine  and Science, 2006
  • Some alternative men’s doubles scoring systems. Tennis Science and Technology 3, 2007
  • Applying match statistics to increase serving performance during a match in progress. The 10th International Congress of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, 2008
  • Generalizing the ‘Kelly’ betting strategy to allow for multiple payouts.
    The 14th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, 2009
  • Using game theory to optimize performance in a best-of-N set match.
    The 7th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport, 2009
  • Applying risk theory to game theory. Second Brazilian Workshop of the Game
    Theory Society, in honor of John Nash, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary
    of Nash equilibrium, 2010.
  • Analyzing tennis scoring systems: from the origins to today. Conference for the
    International Federation of Operational Research Societies, 2011
  • Applying the Kelly criterion to lawsuits and game theory. The 18th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, 2023
  • Could Roger Federer have won more grand slams by following a yoga process? The 23rd ITF World Coaches Conference, 2023
invited-talks

Invited talks

  • Some alternative men’s doubles scoring systems. Australian Society for Operations
    Research – Melbourne Chapter, 2007
  • Applying mathematics to poker machine regulations to increase consumer protection. Centre for Gambling Education & Research: Southern Cross University, 2009
  • Generalizing the ‘Kelly’ betting strategy to allow for multiple payouts.
    Applied Mathematics Seminars: Swinburne University, 2009
  • Applying the Kelly criterion to lawsuits. Operations Research Seminars: University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Obtaining a fair arbitration outcome. Centre for Industrial and Applied
    Mathematics: University of South Australia, 2011
  • Mathematics in sport. Careers Evening: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, 2011
  • Mathematics for life. Festival of Innovation: University of South Australia, 2011
workshops

Workshops

  • Analysis of Hierarchical Games: Defence Science and Technology Organization.
    Mathematics in Industry Study Group. University of South Australia, 2003
  • Influence Diagrams to Support Decision Making: Defence Science and Technology
    Organization. Mathematics in Industry Study Group. RMIT, 2010
executive-committees

Executive Committees

  • 2005-2006 Statistical Society of Australia – Victoria Branch
  • 2008-2010 Australian Society for Operations Research – Melbourne Chapter
program-committees

Program Committees

  • 2006-2012 The Australian Conferences on Mathematics & Computers in Sport
  • 2011 Conference for the International Federation of Operational Research Societies
  • 2012-2013 International Conferences on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems
  • 2012 The 7th International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology
review-panel

Review Panel

  • 2010-2012 Journal of the Operational Research Society
  • 2010-2012 Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
  • 2010-2012 International Gambling Studies
awards

Awards

  • 2005 – The Denise Lievesley award to attend the 55th session of the International Statistics Institute