Fifth Annual Eigenvector University Europe
Beginning/Intermediate Chemometrics

October 5-8, 2015
FOSS Innovation Centre
Hillerød, DENMARK


Eigenvector Research, Inc. is pleased to offer the Fifth Annual EigenU Europe at FOSS World Headquarters in Hillerød, DENMARK. The course will be held in the recently completed FOSS Innovation Centre, pictured at right. The 200 million DKK (~$36M) state-of-the-art facility includes 3500 square meters of space for FOSS administration and development teams, along with classroom facilities. The building also features views of King Christian IV's Frederiksborg Castle. Complete information about the course can be found by following the links below. FOSS Innovation Center

Target Audience

Beginning/Intermediate Chemometrics is aimed at engineers, chemists and other scientists who want to be able to analyze their own laboratory or process data, develop their own data models or develop instruments that produce analytical data. It is especially well suited for those with an interest in process analytical technology (PAT) in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and process industries. The course serves individuals with a need for exploratory data analysis, development of predictive models such as analytical instrument calibrations, soft sensor models, multivariate statistical process control (MSPC), fault detection and sample classification. No prior knowledge is required for this course, although some knowledge of basic statistics and elementary linear algebra is useful.

Course Description

Beginning/Intermediate Chemometrics will cover the fundamentals of many commonly used chemometric methods such as principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares (PLS) regression. Emphasis will be on applying these techniques in the chemical process and laboratory environment for instrument calibration, sample classification, Multivariate Statistical Process Control (MSPC), and the development of inferential sensors for process control. The class begins with a brief review of linear algebra and moves quickly into PCA and PLS. Advanced preprocessing methods and variable selection will be covered. The course concludes with a section on common mistakes in chemometrics and how to avoid them.

Computers will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with current versions of Solo or PLS_Toolbox installed. Demo copies will work just fine. User with Eigenvector accounts can download free demos. If you don't have an account, start by creating one.

About the Instructors

The course will be led by PLS_Toolbox creator and Eigenvector co-founder Barry M. Wise along with Eigenvector Associate Rasmus Bro. Dr. Wise holds a doctorate in chemical engineering and has experience in a wide variety of applications spanning chemical process monitoring, modeling and analytical instrument development. He has extensive teaching experience, having presented over 100 chemometrics courses. Each spring Wise organizes and teaches at Eigenvector University, the most comprehensive offering of chemometrics classes in the world. Professor Rasmus Bro leads the Chemometrics Group at the University of Copenhagen. He has authored over 100 papers in the field of chemometrics and is receipient of the EAS Award for Achievements in Chemometrics and most recently the Herman Wold medal. Lars Nørgaard, Senior Manager of Team Chemometric Development at FOSS will also be on hand to share his expertise.

Course Fee and Registrations

The price schedule for Basic/Intermediate Chemometrics is shown below. Prices include instruction, course materials, computer use, lunch and coffee breaks.

To get the Early Registration rate, payment must be received on or before August 14, 2015.

Industrial Participants
Academic Participants

Note: payment must be received on or before August 14, 2015, in order to get the discounted Early Registration price. If payment for Early Registration is not received by August 14, we will re-invoice you at the Regular Registration rate. Acceptable forms of payment include MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and checks drawn on a US bank. Wire transfers can also be arranged.

Academic discount: University students and faculty are eligible for the academic rate. Verification of University affiliation is required by providing valid university mailing and e-mail address. Due to the limited class size, academic participation will initially be limited to 10 seats. After these seats are full, students will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if additional seats become available.

PLS_Toolbox discount: All attendees can purchase PLS_Toolbox for MATLAB or Solo software for $200 off the current industrial rate as part of the course.

How to Register, Deadlines and Cancellations

To register, login to your Eigenvector account, or create an account, then select the class you would like to attend. You can pay directly with your MasterCard, VISA or American Express using our secure credit card processing, or ask to be invoiced. Payments must be received by August 14, 2015 in order to get the early registration prices.

Complete refunds will be made for cancellations prior to August 14, 2015. Cancellations after that date will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available in Hillerød at the Hotel Hillerød and the Pharmakon. Participants may also wish to stay in Copenhagen where there are many options, including the Hotel Alexandra, Copenhagen Plaza and Best Western Richmond. Be sure to mention FOSS to get the company rate.

SAS operates direct flights to Copenhagen (CPH) from over 30 locations within Europe. Hillerød is approximately 40km North of CPH and can be reached by car in approximately 40 minutes. It can also be easily reached by train. Take the Metro to Copenhagen Central Station, then take the S train (track 9-10) to Hillerød. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes and trains leave every 10 minutes. From the station in Hillerød it is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute taxi ride to FOSS headquarters (see map).


8:30 - 10:00 Instruction
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Instruction
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 3:00 Instruction
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:30 Instruction

Course Outline

Beginning/Intermediate Chemometrics will include the following modules from our annual Eigenvector University. Click on each title for more detailed information about the module.

Linear Algebra for Chemometricians
MATLAB for Chemometricians
Chemometrics I: Principal Components Analysis
Chemometrics II: Regression and Partial Least Squares
Nonlinear Methods
Variable Selection
Multi-block, Multi-set, Multi-level and Data Fusion Methods