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Ratings Central: Accurate, Automated, Bayesian Table Tennis Ratings for Clubs, Leagues, Tournaments, and Organizations
NESSIS (New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports), September 24, 2011. Program, Abstract, Presentations, Photos, Videos.
Ratings Central: Accurate, Automated, Bayesian Table Tennis Ratings for Clubs, Leagues, Tournaments, and Organizations
Joint Statistical Meetings, July 30–August 4, 2011. Session, Abstract.
New Table-Tennis Rating System
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), 2001, vol. 50, part 2, pp. 191-208.
NÖTTV Interview with David Marcus
June 17, 2010.
Does it Matter Who Serves First?
Is there an actual (not psychological) advantage to serving first in table tennis as there is in some sports?
Comparison of 11-Point and 21-Point Match Formats
Which 11-point-game match formats correspond to which 21-point-game match formats?
Giving Byes to Top Seeds Is Unfair
The ITTF rule on how to place byes in a single-elimination event can favor a lower-seeded player over a higher-seeded player.
Fundamental Table Tennis Geometry
A discussion of basic footwork.
Dispensing with the Philosophical Baggage of Traditional Quantum Mechanics
Letter to the Editor, SIAM News, vol. 36, no. 4, May 2003, p. 6.
Letter to the Editor on Bell’s Theorem and the Demise of Local Reality by Stephen McAdam
The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 111, no. 5, May 2004, pp. 456–457.
Prisoner’s Dilemma
Letter to the Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 51, no. 7, August 2004, p. 735.

Articles by Other People

Devil to Play
Denver Tennis Club’s 4.5 men’s team.
What Is the Correct Way to Seed a Knockout Tournament?
The American Mathematical Monthly, February 2000.
The Nurturing Parent
6 Ways to Make Your Child Happy (and why they work).
When Failure is Not an Option
Some organizations seem to have purged “human error”, operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it? Technology Review, July 1997.

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