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Computer Science | Graduation Internship: Change Impact Analysis for Software Timing Behavior

Research & development

Computer science & software engineering

Data science

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Computer science & software engineering, Data science, Other technical job categories


Are you a master student in Computer Science or similar, looking for a graduation internship? Do you have an affinity with programming in Java, as well as knowledge about automata theory and event-based systems? Are you enthusiastic about what you do and work well in both teams as well as independently? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

Software-intensive systems constantly evolve. To prevent software changes from unintentionally introducing costly system defects, it is important to both understand how the current software behaves, and what impact changes have on that behavior. This helps to reduce risks.

The ASML Software Research team has developed an automated approach to learn models of the software behavior from runtime execution logs, to ensure that Software Developers understand how the system currently behaves. This information is essential to make correct changes to the software. Additionally, the team has developed a state machine comparison method that automatically compares the (software) behaviors of, for instance, multiple software versions, to reduce risks when the software is changed. With the help of the method, engineers can find unexpected regressions and resolve them before the new software is shipped to the customer, increasing confidence and reducing risks.

Your assignment

In this project, you will be closely working with the ASML software research team to extend the model inference and behavioral comparison approaches. Currently, these approaches consider only the order in which functions are called. They don't yet consider how long the function calls take. As an intern, you will:

  • Incorporate timing information into the model inference and behavioral comparison approaches;
  • Investigate existing literature;
  • Shape your own ideas based on the literature;
  • Provide suitable formalization of your ideas where relevant;
  • Implement the ideas as a proof-of-principle tool;
  • Show the feasibility of these ideas and validate the approach in ASML context.

This is a master-level graduation internship, for a duration of 6 to 9 months, 5 days per week, starting in April 2022.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • Are a master student in the field of Computer Science or similar;
  • Have an affinity with programming in Java;
  • Know the basics of automata theory and event-based systems;
  • Speak and write English on a sufficient level;
  • Are a teamplayer but also capable of independent work;
  • Have an open and enthusiastic mindset;
  • Strive for high-quality research and with real industrial impact.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider applicants who are enrolled as a student to a university for the whole duration of the internship.

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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 25,000 people of 118 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?


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