Senior Lecturer in Statistics Department of Statistics Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at the Harvard University Department of Statistics, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a Veterans Administration Center of Innovation. He serves as an elected member of the American Statistical Association's Board of Directors as representative of the Council of Sections Governing Board with a term expiring in 2021. In that role, he co-chairs the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Data Science. Dr. Glickman's long-standing interest in methods for rating competitors in games and sports arose from his involvement in playing tournament chess, where he attained the title of U.S. national master in 1988. Dr. Glickman is known for having invented the Glicko and Glicko-2 rating systems, both of which have been adopted by many gaming organizations internationally, particularly online gaming. These models stemmed from his Harvard docotoral dissertation on foundational probability models for rating competitors with time-varying abilities, a topic on which he has since published a number of scholarly papers, including methods for pairing competitors in tournaments.