Published April 17, 2019
An article in the Dunkirk Observer features Zach Steever, a PhD student who is working on a project to create an NFL schedule that is materially fair and largely disparity free.
Steever is quoted in the ESPN article saying, “The hope would be that you notice it in the quality of the games,”he said. “Every team knows its opponents before the schedule comes out, but where you place them in the schedule matters. If you create a schedule that minimizes, say, long trips on short weeks or evens out the rest disparity, those kinds of things can factor into quality of the play.”
The project is led by Mark Karwan, Praxair Professor of Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.