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Data | Computer Science Internship: Anomaly detection in scanner measurement data

Data science

Computer science & software engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Data science, Computer science & software engineering, Mathematics


Are you a master student with a background in Data Science/ Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics? Do you have good knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML is the world’s leader in making photolithography machines. These machines enable shrinking transistor sizes in line with Moore’s law. You will be working in the metrology department that delivers algorithms to maximize performance of ASML machines.

Your assignment

Performance of ASML machines is controlled using accurate sensor measurements. Errors in the measurement cause performance deterioration. Ability to detect erroneous measurement is a first step to get it fixed. You will use unsupervised learning, data mining techniques to detect anomalies in the complex multidimensional data sets. The algorithm should give an indication if there is a significant anomaly present in a data set and accurately identifysuspected measurements.The algorithm should be able to predict if next measurement is an anomaly.

The preliminary project plan is:

  1. Build machine learning pipeline;
  2. Analyze several data sets, visualize and present the results to the team;
  3. Propose the most promising algorithms and implement them in ASML analysis tooling;
  4. Write the master thesis.

Your profile

  • You are a master student with a background in Data Science, Data Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Physics or Electrical Engineering;
  • You are a master student looking to do your graduation project;
  • You have good knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques;
  • You have experience with building machine leaning pipelines in, preferably, but not limited to Python, Julia, or MATLAB and visualizing complex data sets;
  • You have excellent communication skills in English and you are a team player;
  • You are available to do a full-time internship with a minimum duration of 6 months.

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

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what 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?

How will you be part of progress?