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Nate Silver

Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com; Best-selling Author, "The Signal and the Noise"

Silver_Nate-croppedNate Silver is a leading statistician and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, an award-winning website focused on statistical analysis of politics, sports and science.

As a former syndicated columnist for The New York Times, Silver first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. A diehard baseball fan, Silver is also credited with developing PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm), a statistical formula for predicting a player’s performance.

In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight.com and an on-air commentator for ESPN, Silver is the author of numerous books on baseball statistics. His book, “The Signal and The Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” is a New York Times bestseller. Silver has written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Slate and The New York Times. He was recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Influential People in Business.