Dr. Otto Kolbinger

Research Associate

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Building: Campus D, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62
Room: M201

Office Hours:  Monday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Email: otto.kolbinger@tum.de

Research activities

  • Evaluation of rule changes and Technological Officiating Aids
  • Performance Analysis
  • Media enhancement in football

Dr. Otto Kolbinger focuses on the uncharted area of the development of rules in sports, using a broad range of methods, from classical tools of performance analysis to state of the art text mining approaches to analyze reactions of stakeholders. As part of his research, he introduced the terms Trivial Offenses and Technological Officiating Aids as well as their respective systematization.

He further directed the performed projects for the evaluation of the goal line technology and the vanishing spray, which were commissioned by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), and a media enhancement project in collaboration with Spiegel Online, funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative.

Dr. Otto Kolbinger’s primary teaching duties are methodology and analytics.

Academic Career

  • 2012: BSc (TUM) “Scientific Basics of Sports“ (Trans. „Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen des Sports“)
  • 2013: MSc (TUM) “Diagnostics and Training” (Trans. „Diagnostik und Training“)
  • 2018: PhD at the Technical University of Munich
  • Since 2013: Research Associate at the Chair of Performance Analysis and Sport Informatics
  • Aug-Nov 2016: Research stay at the North Carolina State University

Selected Publications

Kolbinger, O. & Stöckl, M. (2019). Misbehavior During Penalty Kicks and Goalkeepers Holding the Ball Too Long as Trivial Offenses in Football. Frontiers in Psychology. 10:844. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00844.

Kolbinger, O., Grossmann, S. & Lames, M. (2019). A closer look at the prevalence of time rule violations and the inter-point time in men’s Grand Slam tennis. Journal of Sports Analytics, 5(2), 75-84. doi: 10.3233/JSA-180277.

Kolbinger, O. & Lames, M. (2017). Scientific approaches to technological officiating aids in game sports. Current Issues in Sport Science, 2:001. doi: 10.15203/CISS_2017.00.