ESILV engineering students can choose their final year projects in specialized study areas to acquire practical knowledge and build niche skills in that domain. Students can solve challenges posed by startups, leading companies and engineering school technical associations.
The ESILV School of Engineering launched an online showroom to display final-year student projects. A modular and integrated SAAS system offered by Expopolis allowed each team to show their work as if they were in a face-to-face physical setting.
Sixty-eight student teams uploaded and shared documents and videos with information on the technologies used, project management, and special tools.
PI²5 projects: answering real-life challenges for various stakeholders
In the fifth year, the students’ projects are submitted by a “partner”: a company, an association, a research laboratory. Students have the opportunity to work in teams on a significant project that they feel passionate about. The tasks of the class of 2021 are based on the skills developed by the nine significant courses of the engineering cycle: computer science, connected objects and security, financial engineering, modelling and digital mechanics, energy and sustainable cities, actuarial science, fintech, data and artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, biotech health.
The 2021 edition of the engineering student projects fair highlighted 17 sectors: agribusiness industry, consumer goods, health and science, transport, large sectors, infrastructure and services. Some of the projects presented during the 2021 class’ final-year showroom featured some partnerships with companies and organizations such as Microsoft, Capgemini, De Vinci Innovation Center.
Health insurance fraud
“Our project consists of identifying and detecting health insurance fraud mechanisms. The stakes are high given the amounts involved”.
We worked in two directions: on the one hand, identifying fraud patterns was required, mainly by observing various health documents and assessing the information that could be modified.
On the other hand, we have developed a Python program to identify all these possible anomalies, using image treatment, optical character recognition (OCR) and algorithmic techniques”.
The skills mobilised for this project include asset management, the Markowitz method, etc.
Cognitive interface for people with locked-in syndrome (LYS)
“The idea is to create an interface to improve the LIS people’s communications. People with LIS suffer from a motor disability as a result of a stroke. This disability leads to tetraplegia and an inability to communicate verbally. Their only means of communication is eye movement and blinking. Current communication solutions that help LIS people are too slow and too dull.
In conjunction with AI, our solution can make the communication of LIS people smoother by generating conversational content. This solution is built on a user interface paired with two AIs.
The first stage enabled us to generate sentence endings starting from the beginning of a sentence. A second phase allows generating proposals of answers to questions or interactions with the user.”
This project covers AI-related skills and technologies developed by Microsoft, speech to text, text to speech…
Sensitive robotic arm
“Our project consists of creating a sensitive robotic arm in partnership with the De Vinci Innovation Center. The aim is to be able to use artificial skin on a robotic arm. This artificial skin, a process used by the DVIC, is made up of layers of silicone and a grid of electrical wires that allow the user to feel the pressure applied to it.
The robotic arm will thus allow the possibility of using artificial skin in the future. It will be able to respond to pressure from a user (intention detection)”.
LeoFly aeronautical student association: Fusex, Smartwing, Wind Tunnel, Perseus
LeoFly is the aeronautics and aerospace association of the De Vinci Higher Education. The association came into existence in 2015, at the end of a third-year engineering school project. The association’s objective is to introduce students from the three schools on campus to aeronautics and aerospace. These fields, which are primarily concerned with engineering, involve many other areas, including management and communication. The student association counts about a hundred members in an extra-curricular setting. Some of them also make their passion a theme as part of the annual core projects.
The projects carried out by the association are often extended over several years to allow the realisation of ambitious projects. Some are conducted in partnership with the CNES (Centre National des Études Spatiales) as part of the PERSEUS macro-project (European University Space Research Student Project) such as the MINI-APTERROS, ROAR and SERA-IV research projects, or under its supervision such as the national C’Space rocket launch campaign (design, manufacture, launching experimental rockets).
Internal projects are also being developed, such as constructing a flight simulator and designing an autonomous flying wing.
Find more about final-year industrial innovation projects.