2016 DataFest

Congratulations to all 50+ students from Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, Yale University, University of Connecticut, and Trinity College who competed in Connecticut’s first DataFest from April 8-10, 2016. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors from The Brattle Group, CT Chapter of the American Statistical Association, Google, Pfizer, RStudio, and SAS.

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Our esteemed judging panel consisted of Sanvir Junnarkar (Research Analyst, The Brattle Group), Alexander Hoyle (Research Analyst, The Brattle Group), Jennifer McGinniss (Senior Biostatistician, Boehringer Ingelheim), Barbara Nangle (Program Coordinator & Researcher in Urban Education Programs, Yale University), and Jason Simms (Academic Computing Manager, Wesleyan University). After careful deliberation, awards were granted to the following groups:

Honorable Mention: Best Research Question
Team: Databayes (Wesleyan University)
Carlo Medina
Korkrid (Kyle) Akepanidtaworn
Amanda Yeoh
Poom Chiarawongse
Joshua Su

Presentation Slides and Write-up


Best Insight
Team: QACs FOR LIFE (Wesleyan University)
Catherine Marquez
Alexandra De Veaux
Ariel Kaluzhny
Stephanie Ling

Presentation Slides and Write-up


Best Business Application
Team: Standard Deviants (University of Connecticut)
Jiachen Liang
Peter Tallcouch
Daniel Brink
Nicholas Illenberger

Presentation Slides and Write-up


Best in Show
Team: 1,588,506 (Wesleyan University)
Tiffany Coons
Samara Prywes
Jack Gorman

Presentation Slides and Write-up