Bryan Cole, Ph.D.
Bryan Cole, Ph.D., is a senior researcher for baseball science with the Chicago Cubs. Since joining the Cubs in 2016, Dr. Cole has worked with biomechanics data from motion capture and wearable systems. Prior to this, he worked at Delsys developing their Trigno Avanti sensor which combined EMG and IMU. He also wrote for Baseball Prospectus, TechGraphs, and Beyond the Box Score on emerging baseball technologies, presenting at Saberseminar in Boston in 2015.
Outside of work, Bryan is active in his community, winning election to a seat on the planning board of the town of Milford (MA) and serving as chair of a working group that aimed to increase voter turnout in town elections. He earned his doctorate and master’s in electrical engineering from Boston University, and his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and mathematics from Tulane University.
With the installation of high frame rate motion capture systems in all 30 MLB stadiums, and with the proliferation of single-camera motion capture systems promising biomechanics from a smartphone, Dr. Cole sees this as a crucial time for the ABBS. As treasurer, he will work to expand the reach of the society in order to develop standards and advocate for high-quality data to facilitate new research and simplify comparisons between systems.