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Basic Chemometrics PLUS in Research Triangle Park

September 11, 2023 - September 13, 2023

Durham, NC

Eigenvector Research, Inc. is pleased to announce Basic Chemometrics PLUS in Research Triangle Park, a hands-on two and a half day short course covering introductory chemometric methods, PLUS an additional morning session covering recent developments in chemical data science.

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

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 morning of the third day will cover some special topics in regression including hands-on demos, followed by 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 Instructors

The courses will be led by Eigenvector’s Technology Principal Bob Roginski, Staff Scientist and Developer Lyle Lawrence, and Senior Project Manager Shamus Driver.  Collectively the instructors bring 45+ years of experience in the development and deployment of multivariate models and 25+ years of teaching experience.

Course Fee

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 August 11, 2023.

Basic Chemometrics PLUS, 2.5 Days

Note: payment must be received on or before August 11, 2023, in order to get the discounted Early Registration price. If payment for Early Registration is not received by August 11, 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 regular 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 and select this course. 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 11, 2023 in order to get the early registration prices.

Complete refunds will be made for cancellations prior to August 11, 2023. Cancellations after that date will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee.


Lodging is available on-site at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park. Be sure to mention Eigenvector Research when making your reservation.


Day 1
08:30 – 10:00 Linear Algebra for Chemometricians
10:00 – 11:00  Chemo I:  Introduction to PCA
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Chemo I: continued
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (provided)
13:00 – 15:00 Chemo I: continued
15:00 – 15:15 Refreshment Break
15:15 – 16:00 Chemo I: conclusion
16:00 – 17:00 Chemo II:  Regression and PLS

Day 2
08:30 – 10:00 Chemo II: continued
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 – 17:00 Sample Classification

Day 3
08:30 – 09:30 Sample Classification continued
09:30 – 10:15 Special Topics
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 Special Topics continued
11:30 – 12:00 Follow up questions, wrap up, 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.