Analytics and Data Science Organization (ADSO)

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This is a student-run organization established for the benefit of all under-graduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students at Kennesaw State University who are enrolled full or parttime. We have staff and faculty community members affiliated with the graduate programs who are a part of ADSO.

Purpose of ADSO

We provide:

  • Travel funding to scholarly and professional conferences.
  • Scholarship and professional activities.
  • Information about vital skills and resources necessary in the data science field.
  • Social and networking opportunities for students and faculty respectively and mutually to the industry partners.
  • An integrated support system for students to aid them in their academic pursuits.

Events We Conduct

We conduct and organize a variety of activities (including but not limited to):

  • Support the ADSO members for filing the SABAC travel funding for scholarly and professional events
  • Student hackathons, conferences, workshops, informational sessions, and networking events.
  • Guest lectures devoted to topics of interest to "Data Science”
  • Serve as a network of information between graduate students and all other available on campus resources to enrolled students.

How to Join ADSO?

All KSU undergraduate students, graduate, doctoral and professional students are eligible become members of the ADSO by registering at OwlLife-ADSO.

For more information about the ADSO and how to join, please download these slides.

Travel Funding

Whom do we fund?

We support students who are ADSO members traveling to conferences with an accepted research project or research poster and/or students who are interested in attending conferences to represent KSU in the realm of data science and analytics.

How can it be done?

As part of the process, students are required to submit a travel request form to ADSO for approval prior to their travel plan. Fill in the pre travel form in owl life, and wait for approval from the ADSO team before traveling. After coming back from event, submit the post travel form in owl life. Once the team has approved, these details will be submitted to SABAC to claim for refund. The ADSO team will keep students informed about the status. For a more detaile, explanation, please review our ADSO travel procedure slides below.

Where to start?

Please download the slides to understand the procedure clearly. For any questions, please contact us through the given email below.

Total Travel Allowance per person per year:

Domestic Travel - $500 per person

International Travel - $750 per person

Contact Us

Please contact our representative through email: ksu.adso@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @ksuADS.

2020-2021 Officers

  • Sanjoosh Akkineni Headshot

    Sanjoosh is a Doctoral Candidate in Analytics and Data Science and a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador. He received his B. Sc. in Computer Science from India and M. Sc. in Computer Science with concentration in Data Analytics from Kennesaw State University 2017. His primary research interests are in Algorithm Fairness, Data Ethics and Natural language processing (NLP) concerned with the interactions between computers and human languages. During his M. Sc. he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the development of research instruments, analyzing  data and providing assistance with supervision of undergraduate students. He is an active student body member - he was President of the Graduate Student Association (2016-2018) and is a board member on several other student bodies.  He has also served as the graduate student representative on numerous campus committees. He successfully completed his Suwanee Police Department Citizens Police Academy 2019 and his Law Enforcement Training 2017, Citizens Police Academy, KSU Police Department. He won numerous awards, including 1st place in Computing Show Case Spring 2019, 3rd place for Bert’s Big Adventure driving research project – KSU Analytics Day 2018, awarded Udacity Google Developer Scholarship 2018, Student of the Year - Division of Student Affairs Kennesaw State University 2017, Graduate Student Involvement Award International Student Association, Kennesaw State University 2017. In his leisure time he likes to spend time with family and friends, keeps himself updated on current affairs, works out and watches documentaries.

  • Sudhashree Sayenju headshot

    Sudhashree Sayenju is a PhD student of the Analytics and Data Science program. She got her B. Sc. (Jacobs University Bremen) and M. Sc. (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg) both in Computer Science from Germany. During her Masters, she took many Data Science courses and also wrote her Thesis in a Natural Language Processing topic. Sayenju wanted to join the Analytics and Data Science Organization to support and promote Data Science activities and funding in the University.

  • Tara Serio pic

    I am a psych major who fell in love with statistics. I’m hoping to help the ADSO connect with many students across campus to help debunk garbage stats as well as to show how diverse and interesting our field is. The owl in the photo is our very own Sturgis!

  • Faraz Bukhari headshot

    Faraz is an undergraduate student studying Software Engineering in the College of Computing at Kennesaw State University. Faraz completed an internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he started off as an Application Development Intern but eventually became a Data Analyst, working with Python, SQL, and software such as Tableau and PowerBI. Currently, Faraz is a Data Analyst Intern at SimplePart. Outside of school and work, Faraz has acquired numerous certificates in Data Science and Analytics through various MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) such as Coursera and DataCamp and is currently developing his skills in his areas of interests, such as NLP and data visualization. In his free time, he enjoys participating in tennis competitions and leagues around Atlanta.

  • Christina Stradwick headshot

    Christina is a 2nd year PhD student in Analytics and Data Science. Prior to arriving at Kennesaw State, she received a BFA in Music Performance for Saxophone with a second major in Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics, Emphasis in Statistics both from Marshall University. During her master’s program, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant teaching Prep for College Algebra and working in the Math Tutoring Lab. Christina has an interest in the ethics of data science and hopes to contribute to the body of work concerning the ethical practice of data science.

 

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