20 days ago - req20378

Machine Learning Internship: Analyse data to diagnose performance issues

Computer science & software engineering

Data science


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Data science, Mathematics


Are you a Master student with good experience in Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Deep Learning? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Job Mission

ASML has thousands of lithography machines operating 24/7 at chip factories throughout the world. Due to their extreme accuracy, problems with lithography machines occur quite regularly. Downtime in a high-end chip factory is extremely costly: nominal costs for customers can be $20 per second of unscheduled downtime.
Performance problems on these machines are manually diagnosed mainly by constantly measuring (at sample intervals of minutes/hours/days) thousands of signals generated inside the machine. These signals are collected daily for all ASML machines in the field. In the past, this kind of data has mainly been used by human experts.
The ambition is to transition to structural automated monitoring whereby software helps capture the knowledge of the experts to allow generalists to deal with common failure modes.

Job Description

Starting from already proven technologies, you will investigate ways to preprocess signals (time series data) collected from a large population of ASML machines in such a way that understood abnormal behavior (“symptoms lead to problem via known mechanism”) are recognized and made explicit. This helps disseminate knowledge, by checking “known” assumptions and, where possible, the system should makes unexpected behavior (“strangely enough X leads to Y”) explicit. This helps empirically investigate complex system behavior and discover forgotten or unknown dependencies. We would prefer actual working examples of the techniques/ideas/approaches discussed.


You are a Master student in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or Data Science. You have good communication and analytical skills, a hands-on attitude, you deal well with uncertainty and have good experience with data analytics, in particular with machine learning. Additionally, knowledge of Neural Networks and Deep Learning is required. Programming skills is a nice to have, especially Python. Furthermore, you are proactive, self-driven and you have a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken.

This is a Master apprentice or graduation internship for 5 days a week with a duration of a minimum 6 months. The start date is in January 2021.

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?