Faculty and Students

  • Xiao Huang, Ph.D.Xiao Huang, Ph.D.

    Position: Professor of Economics and Finance
    Phone: (470) 578-6318
    Email: xhuang3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 343

  • Bogdan Gadidov


    Name: Bogdan Gadidov

    Bachelor’s Degree: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Master’s Degree: Applied Statistics, Kennesaw State University

    Work History:

    • Adjunct Faculty, University of New Hampshire, May 2017 - Present
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kennesaw State University, August 2013 - May 2015
    • Model Validation Intern, SunTrust, May 2014 - August 2014
    • Implementation Engineer, Noble Systems, July 2012 - July 2013

    Courses taught:

    • Math 1111, Fall 2013, Kennesaw State University
    • Math 1107, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Kennesaw State University
    • Data 801 Foundations of Data Analytics for the Master of Science in Analytics & Data Science program,
    • Summer 2017, University of New Hampshire (UNH)
    • 3 online courses in Graduate Certificate in Data Science program offered at UNH, Spring 2018Data 800 (Introduction to Analytical Statistics)
    • Data 820 (Programming for Data Science)
    • Data 822 (Data Mining and Predictive Modeling)

    Selected Publications/Presentations:

    • Gadidov B., & Priestley J. L. (2018). Does Yelp matter? Analyzing (and guide to using) ratings for a quick serve restaurant chain. In Srinivasan S. (Eds.), Studies in Big Data: Vol. 26. Guide to big data applications (pp. 503-522). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53817-4_19
    • Gadidov, B., Le, Linh. (2018, April). A case study of mining social media data for disaster relief: Hurricane Irma. Paper presented at SAS Global Forum 2018, Denver, CO. Retrieved from here.
    • Gadidov, B., Zhang, L., & Zhou, Y. (2017, September). Reducing traveling times for the Cobb County Fire Department. Poster session presented at SAS Analytics Experience 2017, Washington, DC.
    • Gadidov, B., & Ray, H. E. (2017, April). Analyzing residuals in a PROC SURVEYLOGISTIC model. Paper presented at SAS Global Forum 2017, Orlando, FL. Retrieved from here.
    • Gadidov, B., & McBurnett, B. (2015, September). Population stability and model performance metrics replication for business model at SunTrust Bank. Paper presented at SouthEast SAS Users Group 2015, Savannah, GA. Retrieved from here.

    Service and Awards: SAS Analytics Student Poster Competition, October 2014; Recognized as one of six SAS Analytics Student Poster winners.

    Professional Objective: My short term goal after completing my studies would be to apply my knowledge in a data science team in an industry setting. My longer term goal is to have a faculty position at a university to continue teaching.