Currently studying for a Master's degree in Computer Science, in a Industry 4.0 program. I work in a work/study training program ("alternance") in THALES LAS France, in Elancourt (78). This allows me to work in real conditions with production projects in a innovative French company selling military-grade products.
Developing an internal web application made to ease Customer Support employees, and capitalize our data. It's goals are :
Participate in the development of an application sold to the printers company RICOH. I was in the Services Integration department and worked :
End-of-studies internship at DUT Informatique. Mission: implement a system of E.D.M (Electronic Document Management) in the company, to promote and streamline document flows, encourage collaboration, and optimize document management of the company. I did the collection of user needs, analysis of existing, research, and drafting specifications.
The aim of this master is to train Computer Sciences and Information Technologies experts in order to be able to address the new challenges of current and future generations of digital societies. Current trends on digital technologies represented by the Internet of things, cyber-physical systems, social networks, cloud computing, big data and cognitive computing have provided the basis for a new industrial revolution named Industry 4.0.
At the end of this program, the students in the « Industry 4.0 Computer Sciences Master” will be able to:
Master's degree in Informatics Systems for the Engineering of Industrial Logistics and Services (SIGLIS). The SIGLIS course offers a training combining a solid computer culture and directly operational skills in logistics and organization, including the use of Internet of Things technologies in the manufacturing sector and services, meeting the challenges of the Companies of the Future.
The Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, LAOSI course, aims to train students in the design, programming and control of hardware and software. This path is an opening towards the trades related to the information systems of companies. It is influenced by the services, production and distribution activities present on the Basque Coast. This transversal technical and scientific training thus offers an openness to production logistics and the problems of global logistics. The objectives are:
Technological University Diploma preparing very versatile Programmers and Analysts immediately operational in the various sectors of computer science (software, web and hardware development, design, implementation, and implementation of IT systems according to specifications, technical assistance, management of data base ...).
Analysis, Design, and Development are the key words of the program
Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time on learning new things about motorbikes and keeping myself updated on new motorbikes releases. I enjoy mountain clmbing in the mountains of the Basque Country, and rowing.
When forced indoors, I usually love to spend time playing videogames with the friends I can't meet because of the distance, and I follow a number of comedic, sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows.
My POC originated from a simple phrase of a coworker I heard in our open space, in THALES. He said :
"These new alcove meeting rooms are still loud, they need to be quieter !"
Indeed, our open space had been previously changed to what we call a "Flex Office", a new type of open space, where no place is settled, first in, first served ! This way, the same area can be rearranged for different work groups on different projects. But with the rearrangement of the open space, they also added new furniture : alcoves. These were originally made to help organise meetings with few (2 to 4) people.
So, when we were told that we had to come up with an idea of a Proof Of Concept with IOT (Internet Of Things) in it, I first thought about something using a motorbike metrics and doing several analysis with different sensors. But then, i remembered my colleague's voice, and how he could use some kind of IOT device that would be able to tell people if they are really loud or not during their meetings.
The main idea is to have a sensor that can translate the intensity of the volume of the voices of people talking inside the meeting room. The sensor can then give to a controller numeric values representing that intensity. The controller then takes into account the values sent from the volume sensor, and compare it to the threshold given by a potentiometer, which will be equivalent to the acceptance level of the collaborators around. Another issue in the open space is that the meeting rooms are now made of opaque glass walls, similar to the ones in the picture on the right. That issue consists on the simple fact that if you need to check for presence in the room (for example to see if it is empty and if you can take it), you'll need to lower a bit and check for your colleague's feet. So, in order to render this "room checking" less awkward, a simple addition of LEDs (green or red) could be done to clearly indicate the presence of people in the meeting room.