Welcome to the Center for Data Science and Analytics

The Center for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA) is the focal point for applied interdisciplinary analytical research at Kennesaw State University. Housed in the School of Data Science and Analytics, CDSA 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, CDSA employs Ph.D. students in Data Science and Analytics as well as master’s 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 Data Science and Analytics 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.

For more details on our offerings and ways to engage, click here

Current Corporate Research Partnerships

Current partnerships logos of Gerorgia DJJ, Equifax, Wellstar, Blue Cross & Blue Sheild of Tennesse, Myers and Stauffer, The Home Depot and Travelers logos

The Center for Data Science and Analytics (CSDA) has partnered with numerous companies in a variety of industries over the years to execute research projects featuring our faculty and students. Research methodologies have included automation, deep learning, facial recognition, machine learning, neural networks, predictive analysis, statistics, and text mining.

Our labs focus on providing experiential learning for KSU’s graduate students as well as research support. Sponsored labs provide faculty and students with the opportunity to generate papers for peer reviewed publications, articles, and conference talks. These publications and presentations are a critical component of faculty and student advancement. Everything we do puts students first.

About the Center Director

Bill Franks

Bill Franks is the Director of the Center for Data Science and Analytics at Kennesaw State University while also serving on several corporate advisory boards. Franks is the author of Winning the Room, 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.

Contact CDSA
E-mail: cdsa@kennesaw.edu | Office: J 324
Street Address: 680 Arntson Drive
MD 9044
Marietta, GA 30060

Past Research and Mission Support Partners

Past CDSA Partners logos include; Alcon, Cobb and Douglas Public Health, Cona Coke One Services, Emerson, Ermas, Fortiva, Georgia-Pacific, GE Power, IHG Hotels & Resorts, MagMutual, Novelis, Office of Navel Research, Shaw, Spanx, Southern Company, Truist.