Develop and evaluate state-of-the-art outlier detection algorithms bij ASML

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Background information

ASML produces systems with accuracy measured in nanometers. This means that, to ensure that ASML machines function perfectly, the accuracy of calibrations tools is measured in a fraction of nanometers. During this assignment you will be part of the Reference and Control team within ASML, which is responsible for creating measurement tools for accuracy of calibrations, such as outlier detection algorithms. The goal of this graduation assignment is to investigate and benchmark state-of-art outlier detection algorithms.

Your assignment

You will be working together with the Reference and Control team, improving the quality of the wafers used in order to control drift in our machines. You will get to know the ways, the means, and the main challenges ASML faces when creating reference tools (for wafers and reticles) for calibration and drift control.
A graduation assignment will be developed, with a focus on:

  • Developing state-of-the-art algorithms for outlier detection.
  • Performing benchmarking of algorithms on actual and artificial data.

Your profile

You are a master student in Applied Mathematics or a related discipline, specialized in statistics and with a passion on real-life data challenges. You like to explore, learn and build cool stuff. You love working with data and extracting relevant information from it. In addition, you have programming skills, are motivated to face challenges and are self-assured to drive a project. You are fluent in English and have good communication (reporting) skills. Also, you have a strong motivation for ASML as your future employer.

This is an graduation assignment for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months, starting the second semester of 2018. Please attach a motivational letter with a proposal for an assignment and a recent grade list to your application.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

What ASML offers

Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress

We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D

Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?