ASA DataFest

Event Type: 
Erik Erhardt
Event Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
SMLC 120
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American Statistical Association and Google

Event Description: 

ASA DataFest UNM 2017

The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest 2017

Hosted by the UNM Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, a CAUSE Institutional Member.

Organized by Prof. Erik Erhardt.

Located in SMLC 120 (map)

Friday 4/21 5 PM to Sunday 4/23 3 PM, 2017


Press release.  Poster.  Video (2016).  News.

During the 48-hour event that begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon, each team competes head-to-head for prizes in categories ranging from “Best in Show,” “Best Visualization,” and “Best Use of External Data.” Each team presents its findings to a panel of judges—comprised of graduate students, professors, and representatives of the company or organization that provides the data set for the competition.

“The student-competitors will be trying to catch the attention of the various company and organization representatives who will be attending the event,” said organizer Erik Erhardt, Associate Professor of Statistics in the UNM Department of Statistics and organizer of DataFest.

The competition is for undergraduate and graduate students as separate groups.  However, interested graduate students are also welcome to stop by and help mentor and guide teams, or participate as judges.  I am also recruiting faculty and people from industry to serve as judges. Please feel free to direct any students or faculty with questions to me.
Additional information and a link for students to sign up are at

Event Contact

Contact Name: Erik Erhardt

Contact Phone: 5057504424

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