On December 17, UNIST celebrated the students who have recently completed the second term of the AI Novatus Academia certification program. A ceremony also took place to recognize their achievements throughout their journey at UNIST.
A total of 23 trainees were presented with certificates of course completion at the ceremony, which took place in the Auditorium of the UNIST Industry-University Convergence Center. The ceremony consisted of a presentation of course certificates, followed by final reports on the PBL (Project-based Learning).
Organized by UNIST AI Innovation Park, the AI Novatus Academia is an intensive program, specifically designed for industrial engineers in the southeast region of Korea who are interested in pursuing a certificate program.
Starting in August 2021, the trainees completed a five-month training program, which includes two months of theoretical training and three months of practical training. Through the course of this five-month program, participants had the opportunity to practice the real-life projects, utilizing on-site data. Practical training has been conducted in a manner in which industrial employees from various fields choose problems they wish to solve and come up with a good solution.
Sejong Industrial Co., Ltd. is a company that develops a system, which removes sulfur dioxide emissions from vehicles, a major source of air pollution. The participants from Sejong Industrial Co., Ltd. are in charge of designing the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for the removal of sulfur dioxide. Yet, they had issues in the process, as it takes a very long time to measure and verify the flow uniformity.
During the project, they, in collaboration with UNIST researchers developed an AI-powered model, utilizing the existing database. As a result, the verification process has been reduced from an average of 2 hours to now less than an hour. The new model is expected to contribute to reducing costs and enhancing the competitiveness of products, as it sped up design reviews.
In addition to this, nine other projects were carried out during the program. Hyosung Electric Co., Ltd. developed an AI-powered optimization model for the fusion bonding process for the MoC (Motor on Caliper), while Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. laid the foundation for building a data-driven model for the speed prediction of ships.
Meanwhile, the completion ceremony took place in the order of final results announcement, an award presentation, and a closing ceremony. New participants for the AI Novatus Academia were recruited for its third term in November 2021. The next term begins in January 2022.