Analytics and Data Science Organization (ADSO)

Analytics and Data Science Organization (ADSO)

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.


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:
You may also reach us on Owl Life

Follow Us

Twitter: @ksuADSO


LinkedIn: KSU Analytics and Data Science Organization (ADSO)

Mailing Address

Analytics and Data Science Organization
Carmichael Student Center Room 338 MD 0507
395 Cobb Avenue NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

2021-2022 Officers

  • Christina StradwickChristina is a PhD candidate in the Analytics and Data Science program. 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.

  • Sudhashree SayenjuSudhashree 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.

  • Ziggy KolkerZiggy Kolker is a senior pursuing a B. Sc. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Statistics and Analytics at Kennesaw State University. He has a passion for statistics and is extremely interested in the intersection of data science and public policy. He hopes to explore these themes in a master's programs after he completes his undergraduate degree. 

  • Vanessa SunarMy name is Vanessa Sunar and I am a rising senior majoring in Information Technology with a concentration in Data Analytics and minoring in Applied Statistics & Data Analysis. I eventually plan on pursuing a career in data science as it highly interests me. On campus, I am involved and am in the leadership role for organizations such as Women in Technology- Campus, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Google Developer Student Club and more. Having attended the different events organized by the Analytics and Data Science Organization, I was extremely impressed by the leadership team, their dedication to the organization, and the variety of events being organized. I decided I also wanted to join the leadership team as I wanted to support, encourage, and contribute to the impactful work they were doing.