Sharon  Hao

Sharon Hao

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - TIBCO Software Inc.Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Improving statistical analysis in volleyball games




Dorothy W. Curtis


People use statistical analysis to make strategic decisions in many applications. In volleyball, the ability to quickly analyze statistics is crucial to a teams success. However, this ability is currently limited by the amount of data generated and recorded as well as by outdated data analysis tools.My iPad app will help coaches efficiently and accurately record and analyze statistics for volleyball games. This project has two main components: user interface and data analysis. The UI will help record and display relevant statistics like plays and kills during a live, fast-paced volleyball game. The analysis tools will help coaches understand significant data points and use them to generate winning strategies. Beyond volleyball, this project can also be extended to other sports.


I have played volleyball for over 10 years, and have spent a lot of time thinking about volleyball statistics and strategy. I have experience building iOS apps because I worked on the Camera and Mobile iOS apps at Facebook. I also learned a lot about UX during my front-end software development internship at Palantir.

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