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Basic Chemometrics PLUS in Houston

November 4, 2019 - November 6, 2019

Houston, Texas

Eigenvector Research, Inc. is pleased to announce Basic Chemometrics PLUS Houston, a hands-on two day short course covering introductory chemometric methods, PLUS an additional morning session covering on-line application of chemometric models. This course will be offered in several locations in the US and abroad in 2019-20.

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

Target Audience

Basic Chemometrics PLUS 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) 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 first two days of Basic Chemometrics PLUS will cover the fundamentals of the most commonly used chemometric methods, principal components 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 course material is drawn from our popular Eigenvector University Series. The class begins with a brief review of Linear Algebra for Chemometricians, and moves quickly into Chemometrics I:PCA and then on to Chemometrics II: Regression and PLS. Aspects of Sample Classification methods will also be covered.

The afternoon of the second day will include a review of recent developments in chemometrics, along with hands-on demos and a question and answer period. This is chance for course participants and existing users to find out how their chemometric work-flow can be made more efficient.

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.

About the Instructor

The courses will be led by Eigenvector’s Lead Consultant and Chief of Online Applications, Robert T. “Bob” Roginski, Ph.D. Dr. Roginski holds a Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and has over 20 years experience of developing chemometric models in the process environment and applying them on-line. Bob teaches chemometrics regularly at on-site courses and at our popular Eigenvector University each spring in Seattle.

Course Fee and Registrations

Prices include instruction, course materials (provided in advance in .pdf format), lunch on the first two days, and coffee breaks.

Prices shown are for Early/Regular rates. To get the Early Registration rate, payment must be received on or before October 5, 2019.

Basic Chemometrics PLUS, 2.5 Days

Note: payment must be received on or before October 5, 2019, in order to get the discounted Early Registration price. If payment for Early Registration is not received by October 5, 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.

PLS_Toolbox discount: Attendees of Days 1 & 2 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 October 5, 2019 in order to get the early registration prices.

Complete refunds will be made for cancellations prior to October 5, 2019. Cancellations after that date will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available on-site at the Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport. Be sure to mention Eigenvector Research when making your reservation.


Day 1
09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Linear Algebra for Chemometricians
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Chemo I: Intro to PCA
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 15:00 Chemo I: continued
15:00 – 15:15 Regreshment Break
15:15 – 16:30 Chemo I: conclusion
16:30 – 17:00 Follow up questions, wrap up

Day 2
08:30 – 10:00 Chemo II: Regression and PLS
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 12:00 Chemo II: continued
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (provided)
13:00 – 15:00 Chemo II: conclusion
15:00 – 15:15 Refreshment Break
15:15 – 16:30 Sample Classification
16:30 – 17:00 Follow up questions, wrap up

Day 3
09:00 – 10:00 Getting PLS_Toolbox/Solo Models Online
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Getting PLS_Toolbox/Solo Models Online
11:30 – 11:45 Follow up questions, wrap up
11:45 – 12:00 Additional time for questions, Class ends

Course Outline

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