Event Details


Get ready for an exciting and challenging experience at the 8th annual Illinois Statistics Datathon! Hosted by the Department of Statistics and Illini Stat Club in partnership with Synchrony Financial with cooperation from Sandia National Laboratory, this 36-hour data event will kick off on March 22, 2024 at the Campus Instructional Facility Illinois students of all levels and degrees can register as a team or as an individual to participate. With workshops, networking opportunities and prizes up for grabs, the 2024 Illinois Statistics Datathon is not one to be missed!

Registration Details


Registration Deadline is March 15, 2024, but register before March 1 to secure your exclusive 2024 Illinois Statistics Datathon T-Shirt! Join the competition and showcase your skills at the weekend-long datathon. Participants are permitted to register as individuals and will be assigned to a team after registration is completed. Teams need a minimum of two (2) to register as a team.

Team captains are responsible for registering their entire team for the competition. Captains will register the team name, and provide the names, emails, and degrees of the other team members. 

Other Details

Leading up to the 2024 Illini Datathon, the Department of Statistics will host a skill check workshops for participants to gain insight and details on the best way to solve related problem sets. 

The official problem and dataset will be provided at the kick-off event on Friday, March 22 at the Campus Instructional Facility. Mentors from Synchrony and the Department of Statistics will be on hand throughout the weekend to help work through the problem to keep you on track. The competition will conclude on March 24 (time pending). Teams will turn in their solutions and visualizations to the judges. Winners to be announced at a separate ceremony on March 27!

Final Results

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Past Datathon Archive