Graduation assignment: the improvement of Data Association

Research & Development

Data Science



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Data Science, Mathematics, Physics


Are you a Master's student in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics and interested in data association? Then this graduation assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

At ASML we work with lots of data originating from different processes. Unfortunately, due to hiccups in communication, the information linking data to a process is, at times, lost. This means that it is no longer explicit which data belongs to which process. In order to restore these links, we analyze the data in search of ‘fingerprints’ of the process. This allows us to link data back to the process from which it originates. We want to improve this search of ‘fingerprint’, also called data association, using state-ofthe-art statistics and algorithms.

Job Description

Improve the current ASML solutions in data association. You will learn how we currently solve this problem, create a review of the state-of-the-art in data association and apply some of these techniques to real-world data. You will work in a team of experience engineers and data scientists.


You are a Master’s student in Computer Science, Applied Statistics or Applied mathematics. Programming skills in a high level language, like Matlab, are a must. Some background in data association is desirable. You are expected to be able to work in a team and independently. The English language is required, both verbally as written.

This is a graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of minimum 6 months.

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.

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 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?

How will you be part of progress?