SDS Majors Win Big at SMU's Annual ASA DataFest

May 2, 2024 • by Staff Writer
Winning teams and finalists

Some of the UT Austin winning teams and finalists at SMU's ASA DataFest.

Congratulations to all the UT SDS Majors who participated in SMU’s sixth annual American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest from April 12-14, 2024 and a huge round of applause to the five UT Austin winning teams and finalists: Linear Longhorns (Best Insight), Polygraphers (Best Visualization), Jordan Lovers (Best Use of Statistical Analysis), Team Gurls (Finalist), and Graph-Out Loud (Finalist)!

The ASA DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. After two days of intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design, each team is allowed a few minutes and just a few slides to impress a panel of judges.