dr. Arno Knobbe

Associate Professor @ Universiteit Leiden, Sport Data Center

Dr. Arno Knobbe is the head of the Data Mining & Sports group at Universiteit Leiden. His work is focused on the development of new data science techniques and the application of these on non-trivial, data-rich domains, for example in sports. His group has worked with a range of top Dutch sports teams, including Jumbo-Visma (speed skating and cycling), the Dutch women’s soccer team (in the season they became European champion) and the national men’s volleyball team, providing them with insights on training and tactics. Knobbe is also the director of the Sport Data Center, the consortium of Dutch universities that is creating the Sport Data Valley, which aims to become the national data facility for sports, both elite and amateur.