About The Center for Statistics and Analytical Research
The Center for Statistics and Analytical Research (CSAR) is the focal point for applied interdisciplinary analytical research at Kennesaw State University. Housed in the School of Data Science and Analytics, CSAR engages affiliated faculty from across the university’s eleven colleges to execute cutting edge research to address current challenges and opportunities related to big data and data science. Everything we do is guided by the motto, “Students First”.
To assist the faculty, CSAR employs Ph.D. students in Analytics and Data Science, as well as masters students from several affiliated analytics programs, to work on research sponsored by commercial and governmental agencies along with initiatives that engage with the local community for social good.
The Center for Statistics and Analytical Research offers a range of options for both organizations and individuals to get involved. These include research labs that solve real-world problems in partnership with sponsoring organizations, employee upskilling workshops, online certificate programs, student mentoring programs, networking events, and more.
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About the Center Director
Bill Franks is the Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research at
Kennesaw State University while also serving on several corporate advisory boards.
Franks is the author of the books Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave, The Analytics Revolution,
and 97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know. He is a sought after
speaker and frequent blogger who has been ranked a top global big data influencer,
a top global artificial intelligence and big data influencer, a top AI influencer,
and was an inaugural inductee into the Analytics Hall of Fame. His work, including
several years as Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE: TDC), has spanned clients
in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies
to small non-profit organizations. You can learn more at bill-franks.com.
Office: TP 2400
3391 Town Point Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144