and the project of the idea list of GSOC 2018 https://wiki.scilab.org/Contributor%20-%20OpenFOAM .These two projects looks same. Second project might be the extension of first project but i am not sure.Can you please give some more details about the project.
As the Machine Learning topic is very large, I kept the subject open !
Last year attempt by Mandar focused on making python libraries (scikit-learn in particular)
available within Scilab for evaluation. If you plan to write a proposal this year, please take some
time to read the logs  and the code  to propose something different.