30+ days ago - req9801

Graduation assignment: Optimization of the leveling advisor

Research & Development

Data Science


Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Data Science, Mathematics, Computer Science & Software Engineering


This is a graduation assignment for a master's student in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. A good knowledge of optimization techniques, statistics and Matlab is required.

Job Mission

ASML offers several customer solutions improving yield in chip manufacturing. One of these solutions is Levelling Advisor (LA): a software allowing ASML scanners to keep tight focus performance during production. The problem LA is asked to solve is very complex. The solution space is multi-dimensional and non-convex; the input of LA is of a mixed nature: some parameters are Booleans, other discrete, other continuous. Moreover, LA operates in production environment: it needs to return a solution in given time limits. All in all, LA solves a very complex optimization problem.

Job Description

Explore novel way to improve the optimization performed by LA. This will require the knowledge of advanced optimization algorithms like: Evolutionary Algorithms, surrogate model optimization, particle swarm optimization, Bayesian optimization, etc.
You will be working with a team of experts in optimization and levelling.


You are a Master’s student in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related. A good knowledge of optimization techniques, statistics and Matlab is a required.

This is a graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a 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?