about rice datasci

Rice DataSci is a club at Rice for undergraduates passionate about Data Science. Our goal is to create a coherent and interdisciplinary community for Data Science at Rice through academic and social events, and by collaborating with some great university organizations such as the d2k lab and k2i.

Rice DataSci is an official student chapter of the American Statistical Association.

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The club is managed by a group of officers and a datathon committee:

Cole Morgan


Junior at Wiess studying Statistics. In my free time I enjoy playing board games and ping pong. This summer I lived and worked in Norway!

Muthu Chidambaram

External Vice President

Junior at Wiess studying Computer Science with a minor in Math.

Gabriel Vacaliuc

Internal Vice President

Senior at Hanszen studying Computer Science. In my free time I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, browsing hacker news, and listening to all kinds of music.

Jamie Chen


Sophomore at Hanszen studying CAAM and Cognitive Science. I’m a huge foodie - I love eating & making good food, exploring new places/traveling (Scotland this summer!), and reading books. International student from Taiwan!

Emily Wang

Datathon Committee

A junior at Will Rice studying Mathematical Economic Analysis, Statistics, and minors in Computational Finance and Evolutionary Biology.

I have been playing ultimate for 6 years, most recently with our womxn’s ultimate team, Torque. In my free time, I enjoy knitting, watching cat videos, and playing mahjong with my fellow Will Ricers.

Nick Meisburger

Datathon Committee

Sophomore at McMurtry College studying Computer Science.

Parth Parulekar

Datathon Committee

Sophomore at McMurtry College studying Computer Science and Statistics.

I enjoy cooking, watching The Real Bros of Simi Valley, rapping, and making chill music. While I love travelling internationally, I sometimes prefer to cruise around Washington in my old car with friends.