Stephanie Kovalchik

Lead Data Scientist @ Tennis Australia

Stephanie is currently a Research Fellow within ISEAL and holds a joint appointment at Tennis Australia, where she works as a data scientist for the Game Intelligence Group.

Stephanie’s area of expertise is statistics. She received her PhD from UCLA, where she focused on multi-level modelling, prediction, and risk assessment. Stephanie has held appointments as a statistical researcher at the National Cancer Institute and the RAND Corporation, where she developed new statistical methods for handling complex health science data.

While working in the health sciences, Stephanie was also conducting quantitative research in tennis. In her current role at ISEAL and Tennis Australia, she is working on advancing tennis analytics. She is involved with various projects using data analysis to help understand performance in tennis and has particular interest in identifying patterns of performance, patterns of development and measuring the mental side of tennis.