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Computer Science / Mathematics Graduation Internship: Optimize the Coordinate Transformation System

Computer science & software engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Mathematics


Are you a Master student looking for a complex mathematical problem? Please check out this graduation project.

Job Mission

Software is a key component in ASML’s lithographic machines. Software contributes to innovations and improvements in the chip production process. Metrology software is responsible for calibration and continuous operation of a machine, which requires the software to be performant, reliable and robust. ASML wants to deliver high-quality software quickly and frequently, which requires the software to be easily maintainable and extendible. For proper exposure of dies on a wafer it is important to accurately predict the projection of details on the reticle onto the wafer. For that purpose, imaginary coordinate systems are attached to the various parts of a lithographic scanner (wafer stage, wafer, lens, reticle stage, reticle etc.).The CET team in the Expose EUV Image Align group has developed a coordinate transformation model that provides a service of coordinates transformations between the different coordinate systems.

Job Description

Various clients use this coordinate transformation model for different purposes (direct transformations, transformation sensitivity information, simulation etc.) but do so based on different implementations in different languages (Matlab, C++, Maple). Maintaining multiple coordinate transformation models in different parts of the code and in different languages is inefficient and potentially a source of errors.

The goal of the project is to investigate the options for the design of a single service capable of handling requests of different clients, with the main focus on the calculation of model sensitivities or derivatives.


• You are a Master graduation student in Computer Science with mathematical affinity or the other way around.
• You have knowledge of C++ programming and software design in a technical environment.
• You have interest in algorithms and machine control.
• You are self-propelling, smart and inquisitive.

This is a Master graduation internship for 5 days a week with a duration of a minimum 5 months. The start date is as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship

Other information

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 based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will 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 applications 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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring 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 and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?