Three students of the Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI) class of 2020,  Jalaludin Shofa Mufti, Henry Prayoga, and Rahma Salsabila won Second Place in the 2021 National Data Science Tournament. Jalaludin and his friends who are members of the Le minerale Team competed with 39 other teams in the competition.

The 2021 Data Science Tournament (TSDN 2021) is a national-scale data science competition or datathon aimed at Data Science Activists or Data Enthusiasts. This tournament is organized by Data Academy, a Data Science & AI educational institution. The tournament, which will be held from September 10 to October 28, 2021, will be the first tournament that Data Academy has held. This competition has the theme “Creating Business Opportunities in a Pandemic with Data Analysis” with two categories of cases, namely Data Visualization and Advanced Analytics (Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive).

All participating teams are challenged to identify current business issues or challenges and come up with analytical solutions. The team was asked to work together to create a data-driven solution framework using programming and visualization software to improve business performance and create new opportunities that can be implemented in real cases.

The Le minerale team tries to provide business insight through the data analysis process with descriptive or diagnostic analysis that can be implemented in real cases. The proposed solution was contained in the team’s presentation entitled “Analysis of the Effect of GDP (Gross Domestic Product), HDI (Human Performance Index), and Unemployment on Poverty in West Java.”

The Le minerale team saw that the most common social problem experienced by the province of West Java was poverty. To overcome this, of course, is not an easy thing for the government considering that the population of West Java has increased every year, both due to the increasing birth rate and the presence of new arrivals.

“In the 2015-2019 period, although there is an increase in the population, the poverty rate in West Java has decreased. However, in 2019, the poverty rate in West Java again experienced a significant increase. This changes attracted us to examine the factors that influence the poverty rate in the province of West Java,” said Rahma Salsabila.

“We focus on three issues in this proposal. First, how is the influence of Gross Regional Domestic Product (GDP) on poverty in West Java? Then, how does the Human Development Index (HDI) affect poverty in West Java? Finally, how does the Open Unemployment Rate (TPT) affect poverty in West Java?” said Jalaluddin.

“From these three problems, we try to propose several solutions as input for policy makers, especially the government, in dealing with poverty in West Java in the future. We hope that with the data and solutions we offer, new sustainable business opportunities can be created and can help the government to reduce poverty in West Java, ” continued Henry Prayoga.

From the results of the study, it was found that GRDP has a significant effect on the percentage of poverty. Where the higher the GRDP, the poverty rate decreases (negative correlation). The Human Development Index has a significant effect on the percentage of poverty. The higher the Human Development Index, the lower the poverty rate (negative correlation). There is something quite interesting found in the research, the Open Unemployment Rate does not have an effect on poverty in West Java.

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