Aston Villa hire former Arsenal data scientist Arjav Trivedi
Written by Simon Austin — October 31, 2021
FORMER Arsenal data scientist Arjav Trivedi has joined Aston Villa’s new Football Research department.
Trivedi has been appointed as a data scientist at Villa Park and will report into Head of Research Frederick Leth, who joined the club in February.
He will be responsible for using “cutting-edge techniques to derive insights from data” and helping practitioners across a range of departments to make "evidence-based decisions.”
Villa advertised the role in June and said the successful candidate would “design, build and apply statistical and machine-learning models that evolve our understanding of players, the game and the industry.”
Trivedi joins from Fifa, where he had been a Football Data Engineer for four months. Prior to that he worked for Arsenal for three years as a Data Scientist and Engineer.