Seventh Annual
Eigenvector University Europe

October 1-5, 2018
Marriott Courtyard Montpellier
Montpellier, FRANCE


Eigenvector Research, Inc. is pleased to offer the Eighth Annual EigenU Europe. This year we are again headed to Montpellier, FRANCE where we will be staying at the beautiful Marriott Courtyard.

The 2018 edition of EigenU Europe has been expanded to five days and will offer our three-day Basic Chemometrics series followed by two days of specialty and advanced topics.

Complete information about the course can be found by following the links below.
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Target Audience

Eigenvector University Europe 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 & Outline

The Monday-Wednesday block of EigenU Europe 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 pattern recognition, instrument calibration, and sample classification. The class begins with a brief review of linear algebra and moves quickly into PCA and PLS. Variable selection will also be covered. Thursday and Friday participants will have their choice between two advanced and specialty courses each day. On Thursday participants can choose between Non-linear Method for Calibration and Classification or Advanced Preprocessing for Spectroscopic Applications with Classical Least Squares (CLS) Methods. Friday particpants can select Hyperspectral/Multivariate Image Analysis or Introduction to Multi-way Analysis.

Participants must bring their own laptops with current versions of Solo or PLS_Toolbox (and MATLAB) installed. Demo copies will work just fine. Users with Eigenvector accounts can download free demos. If you don't have an account, start by creating one. If you cannot provide your own comptuer, please contact us and we will arrange one for you.

About the Instructors

The courses will be led by Eigenvector President Barry M. Wise who will be joined by Eigenvector Associate Professor Rasmus Bro. Dr. Wise holds a doctorate in chemical engineering and is the creator of PLS_Toolbox. Each spring Wise organizes and teaches at Eigenvector University, the most comprehensive offering of chemometrics classes in the world. Wise, creator of PLS_Toolbox, has experience in a wide variety of applications spanning chemical process monitoring, modeling and analytical instrument development. 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 the Herman Wold medal.

Course Fee and Registrations

Prices include instruction, course materials, computer use, lunch and coffee breaks.

Prices shown are for Early/Regular rates. To get the Early Registration rate, payment must be received on or before August 31, 2018.

Basic Chemometrics, Monday-Wednesday
Specialty Courses, Thursday or Friday
All five days, Monday-Friday

Note: payment must be received on or before August 31, 2017, in order to get the discounted Early Registration price. If payment for Early Registration is not received by August 31, 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. (Discount does not apply to Academic licenses.)

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 31, 2018 in order to get the early registration prices.

Complete refunds will be made for cancellations prior to August 31, 2018. Cancellations after that date will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available on-site at the Courtyard Marriott Montpellier. A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants. The room rates are 128€/night for a standard single and 138€/night for a standard double. Price includes American Buffet Breakfast. Contact the hotel via emal at or call 0033 (0)499547404. Be sure to mention Eigenvector University when making your reservation.

Montpellier is easy to reach via TGV from Paris Aiport (CDG) or Paris Gare Lyon in about 4 hours. There are also many flights from within Europe to Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (MPL) and nearby Nîmes-Alès Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI, 58 km) and Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR, 66 km).


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

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

Basic Chemometrics, Monday-Wednesday, October 1-3 will include
Linear Algebra for Chemometricians
Chemometrics I: Principal Components Analysis
Chemometrics II: Regression and Partial Least Squares
Variable Selection

TENTATIVE Specialty courses for Thursday, October 4
Non-linear Methods for Calibration and Classification in Room A, or
Advanced Preprocessing for Spectroscopic Applications and Classical Least Squares (CLS) Methods in Room B

TENTATIVE Specialty courses for Friday, October 5
Hyperpsectral/Multivariate Image Analysis in Room A, or
Introduction to Multi-way Methods in Room B