A huge thanks to our 2020 sponsors! ASA DataFestTM at Duke cannot run without your support!

Click here for more information about how you can support DataFest at Duke. You can also contact us if you have any questions.

Cauchy Sponsors

The Duke AI Health Institute connects, strengthens, amplifies, and grows multiple streams of theoretical and applied research on artificial intelligence in order to answer the most urgent and difficult challenges in medicine and population health. A multidisciplinary, campus-spanning initiative, AI Health harnesses expertise and insights across multiple schools, centers, and institutes at Duke to bring to bear the power of machine learning and related quantitative fields on medicine, healthcare delivery, and the health of individuals and communities.

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.

Pareto Sponsors

Duke Pratt School of Engineering is a vibrant teaching and research institution dedicated to educating the next generation of engineering leaders and pursuing research in high-impact fields to address the world's grand challenges.

Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) is an interdisciplinary program designed to increase "big data" computational research and expand opportunities for student engagement in this rapidly growing field. Started in 2013, the program is led by Robert Calderbank. Launched as an initiative of Duke University, Rhodes iiD is partnered with the Duke University Quantitative Initiative, which promote cross-pollination of ideas throughout Duke’s programs and research projects, and works to increase the number of quantitative faculty in all disciplines on Duke campus.

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.

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.

Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. They have pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.

Lognormal Sponsors

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.

Duke Cultural Engagement Fund provides student organizations with financial resources to develop programs that promote any of the following: arts, cocurricular education, health and safety, multiculturalismand diversity, university/community service, and/or cross-cultural collaboration.

The Department of Computer Science at Duke encourages innovative collaborations among the sciences, engineering, environmental studies, and medicine. The eminence of their research and teaching faculty is the biggest strength of the department. Many faculty members have been recognized both at university and national levels for their excellence in research, education, and service. There are also many opportunities for students at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate, to engage in exciting rearch experiences.

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.

SAS is statistical software suite originally developed at North Carolina State University in 1966. It is primarly used for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, and predictive analytics.

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.


The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences of the Duke Libraries has a mission to "partner with faculty, researchers, and students through consultation, instruction, co-curricular programming, and research assistance at various stages of the research data lifecycle." They will be offering some of the ASA DataFestTM workshops. Click here for more information.

The Office of Information Technology manages Duke’s central technology infrastructure and provides services and applications to support the educational and research missions of the institution, as well as the university's business functions. They are providing Wifi and other computing resources and support for the event.

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.