Student-run Organization

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.
ksu students at analytics day presenting.

Movie Night - April 24 - 5:00pm

ADSO will screen "A Beautiful Mind" on April 24th at 5:00pm in J217, Atrium Building, Marietta Campus. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here. 

ADSO Movie Night

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.

Travel Funding

  • 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.

    Students must be enrolled in the semester they plan to attend the conference. 

  • 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 details and explanation, please review our ADSO travel procedure slides.
  • Please download the slides to understand the procedure clearly. For any questions, please contact us through the given email below.
    • Domestic Travel - $500 per person
    • International Travel - $750 per person

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.


Contact Us

Please contact our representative through email:
You may also reach us on Owl Life

Mailing Address

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

  • President: Jitendra Sai Kota

    VP of Finance/Treasurer: Dinesh Attota

    Secretary: Astrid Cuellar Benitez

    Director of Technology: InChan Hwang

    Technical Assistant: Elaine Pollard

    Graduate Student Assistant: Livingstone Gadzanku

    Undergraduate Student Assistant: Salini Ambadapudi

    Faculty Advisors: Sherrill Hayes and Susan Hardy

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