Where the World's Best Intellectual Athletes Come to Compete

Summer Invitational Datathon 2021

2021 PhD Datathon

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If you are a peak performer in math, computer science, or technology, then The Data Open is your next big challenge.

Citadel Securities is proud to present The Data Open, a datathon competition taking place throughout the year at a series of top universities. At each event, participants work in teams to work through a large and complex dataset and then present their findings to a panel of judges.

If you are an individual who has a passion for tackling the most interesting and critical challenges that touch the global markets, then The Data Open is for you. This is an opportunity for exceptional problem-solvers to:


everything you love about vast data sets to discover groundbreaking insights


data-driven apps to develop real solutions to socially impactful problems


$25,000 in cash and eligibility to interview at Citadel Securities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are Data Open events?

The Data Open events are held throughout the year at top universities. Click here for a listing of upcoming events and to apply.

How do I join?

Submit your application and wait for an email from Correlation One. You will need to take a 60-minute assessment quiz.

How do I form a team?

If you are chosen as an applicant, it’s time to form a team. We will be in touch to help you form a team with other accepted applicants.

Upcoming Events

July 26, 2021

2021 PhD Datathon

Kicks off week of 7/26/21. Closing event 8/2/21.

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