The MIT Sports Lab is dedicated to building an interconnected community of faculty, students, industry partners, alums, and athletes who are passionate about tackling challenges that lie at the intersection of engineering and sports. The program links the expertise of MIT faculty; the unique resources of MIT’s facilities; the passion of MIT students; and the needs, experience and insight of industry partners.


Founded in 2015, the MIT Sports Lab advances education and research in artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, data science, human and institutional behavior, information theory, machine learning (ML), and statistics, as applied to sports technology and analytics. 


The Sports Lab’s overarching goal is to connect MIT students and researchers with practitioners to think deeply and collaboratively at the intersection of engineering, social sciences, and data science in the context of sports technology and analytics. Through education and research, The Sports Lab helps teams deploy innovative solutions, while creating and sustaining a championship-caliber culture. 


Christina Chase is a Lecturer at MIT in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

Anette “Peko” Hosoi is the Associate Dean of the MIT School of Engineering, the Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mathematics, and an Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.

Pillars of Research

The Sports Lab uses advanced analytics to address complex challenges in a diverse set of areas: 
Player Identification & Development 
In-game Strategy 
Athlete Health & Performance 
Next Generation Fan Engagement & OTT 
Smart Stadiums & Venues
Data-driven Decision Making
Sports Technology Assessment
Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing

Our Partners