A huge thanks to our 2018 sponsors, ASA DataFestTM at Duke cannot run without your support!

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Cauchy Sponsors

The Student Organization Finance Committee (SOFC) is the primary group on campus responsible for the recognition and funding of student groups. SOFC continuously works on making obtaining funding more convenient for student groups.

Empower every person and every organization on this planet to achieve more. See microsoft.com for more.

At iiD is all about Making Data Matter.

Pareto Sponsors

SSRI brings together researchers with interests in problems that cross the various social and behavioral sciences, including problems that connect with the humanities and natural sciences. We promote multidisciplinary collaboration among such scholars as they work on important social issues that are challenging to address fully from within any given discipline.

2nd Order Solutions is a credit risk consultancy focused on creating value for financial services clients through ground-breaking analytic and modeling problem solving. We are committed to improving financial and risk results by partnering with clients to create winning strategies and sustainable competitive advantage.

Lognormal Sponsors

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

Volvo Financial Services is the global financial solutions provider of the Volvo Group, supporting the Volvo Group brands with expert financial services. This includes providing customers and dealers with a full-range of offerings, such as financing, leasing, and insurance solutions. Our team of about 1,400 professionals are located in 45 countries worldwide. As a part of the Volvo Financial Services team, you will experience challenging assignments, gain international exposure, and interact with colleagues around the world in the Volvo Group.

The Department of Statistical Science at Duke is nationally ranked in the top 5 research departments and as a top 10 graduate program. The Department currently (mid-late 2015) has 18 faculty, ~45 PhD students, ~70 MS students, ~70 research-active undergraduate majors, numerous postdocs, visitors, and affiliated researchers listed under People. Recognized as the world's leading center for Bayesian statistics and its interdisciplinary applications, the Department is a Duke campus hub for statistical and computational research.

The Department of Statistics at NC State is among the nation's oldest and most prestigious, having been founded by renowned statistician Gertrude Cox in 1941. The Department provides a dynamic environment for teaching, core research, and collaborative research across disciplines, with formal programs in biostatistics, statistical genetics, and environmental, financial, and mathematical statistics. It also has emerging efforts in statistics education and statistical computing and big data.

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research specializes in inference, decision-making, and data analysis involving complex models and systems exhibiting both deterministic and random behavior. We focus on developing and analyzing the necessary quantitative and computational tools to enable practitioners to solve problems in statistical and probabilistic analysis, modeling, optimization, and the evaluation of system performance.

Weibull Sponsors

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences awards nearly 80 percent of undergraduate degrees at Duke, and nearly 40 percent of all graduate degrees in disciplines across the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. We offer bachelor of arts and bachelor science programs; master of arts, master of fine arts and master of science programs; doctoral programs; and specialized certificate programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.

With a core management curriculum and a wide variety of technical electives, Duke's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program offers early-career engineers a tech-savvy alternative to an MBA. Offered by the Pratt School of Engineering with the support of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and the Duke School of Law, the MEM program prepares engineering and science graduates to become future industry leaders.

The technology to amass data exceeds our abilities to make use of it. People all over the world are turning to R, an open source statistical language, to make sense of data. Inspired by the innovations of R users in science, education, and industry, RStudio develops free and open tools for R and enterprise-ready professional products for teams to scale and share work. Our goal is to empower users to be productive with R.

JMP (pronounced "jump") is a business unit of SAS that produces interactive software for desktop statistical discovery. John Sall, SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, created this dynamic software in 1989 and remains its chief architect and leader of the JMP division. Developed with scientists and engineers in mind, JMP has grown into a family of statistical discovery tools tailored to meet specific needs and used worldwide in almost every industry. By combining interactive data analysis with visualization, JMP accelerates the path to useful insights and meaningful discoveries. Find out more at jmp.com.

The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator, focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Working with innovation-minded colleagues around campus, they're building a model program that will elevate and inspire Duke students who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. Duke students of all backgrounds, interests, and skill-sets are encouraged to participate.


Everyday, massive amounts of data are generated in every part of our lives. That makes data fluency an indispensable skill to help you succeed - no matter what industry you’re in. At DataCamp, we’re here to help, whether you're just getting started or are looking to dig deeper. DataCamp is offering a 1 month free membership to all ASA DataFestTM participants.

The Data and Visualization Services Department of the Duke Libraries will be offering some of the ASA DataFestTM workshops. See here for more information.

The American Statistical Association is a proud sponsor of ASA DataFestTM at Duke.