WKU Center for Applied
Data Analytics

The Center for Applied Data Analytics (CADA) was created with three key constituencies: our faculty, students, and region. Data is collected faster, in more significant volumes, and with more variety than ever. We strive to help people make sense of the massive volumes of data, work with various analytical applications and rapidly emerging data science programs, and, most importantly, tell the data's story!

Our students come first at WKU, the Gordon Ford College of Business, and CADA! The center is actively involved in assisting students with internships and even post-graduation career opportunities. We take pride in working with students to help them grow professionally in business data analytics and personal growth, facilitating the maturity required to succeed in today's business environment.

We also offer free in-house workshops to students and faculty and are at a very affordable price when open to the public! Custom training is among our offerings. We train in SAS Viya, SAS Studio, RapidMiner, R/R Studio, Tableau, Power BI, Excel, and many more software applications.

Welcome to CADA

Our Faculty

  • Perform applied interdisciplinary research that aids all aspects of our overall goals.

  • Assist clients in synthesizing, aggregating, and analyzing data.

  • Analyze customer, production, operational, and market data to improve decision-making and enhance the quality of the company's products and services.

Our Students

  • We train students to leverage appropriate technologies and best practices in data analytics.

  • We also provide our students with real-world experience and internships, which promote potential job opportunities.

Our Region

  • The geographic area served by Western Kentucky University includes campuses in Bowling Green, KY; Elizabethtown, KY; Fort Knox, KY; Glasgow, KY; Owensboro, KY; and Somerset, KY.