Computer science students of Universitas Gadjah Mada have won the Data Analysis Competition, running from 11-12 March 2017 at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Surabaya, East Java.
The UGM team consisting of members: Dwi Prasetyo and Ida Noviandasari has successfully beaten 299 other teams from 38 Southeast Asian universities, making them the champion of the competition as well as best presentation award.
The competition raised the theme Statistics Computational Analysis for Solution of Creative Industry Enhacement and Development in Southeast Asia.
“(We’re) Not expecting to become the winner remembering the tight competition that had taken place. Most of the competitors are also from statistics major whereas we major in computer sciences,” said Dwi Prasetyo on Tuesday (14/3) at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UGM.
In the competition they had to do a series of selection phases. In the elimination all teams compete during one week to solve online tests related to description of statistics and predictive analysis as well as relations between variables. For the next phase, the best 30 teams went to the semifinals and solved similar tests in 3 hours.
“The big five teams – two from UGM, two from STIS, and one from IPB – went through to the finals. Thank God, we were declared the winners,” he said.
The other UGM team with members Bagus Setyawan and Novitasari Linda ranked fifth in the competition. Best poster award was also earned by Bimo Prasetyo dan Aziz Ardiansyah that join yet another UGM team.
Dwi Prasetyo said their win was credited to the support from faculty and university that had given them guidance and training. “Thank you to the support from all so that we finally won the competition. Hopefully, the UGM team can retain the champion titles in the next year,” he concluded.