Eighth Annual
Eigenvector University Europe

October 7-11, 2019
Marriott Courtyard Montpellier
Montpellier, FRANCE


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

The 2019 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 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 Advanced Preprocessing methods will also be covered. The first three days will conclude with an introduction to Variable Selection.

On Thursday participants can choose between Non-linear Methods for Calibration and Classification or Introduction to Hyperspectral-Multivariate Image Analysis. The non-linear class will consider methods such as Support Vector Machines (SVM) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) as well as Locally Weighted Regression (LWR) and Hierarchical Models. The image analysis class focus on how multivariate methods such as PCA and PLS can be applied to image data. Aspects of classification and curve resolution will also be covered along with particle analysis.

On Friday our Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) Workshop will make its European debut. Particpants are asked to submit their data sets at least two weeks in advance, then we will go over them in class and show how we would approach them. Time permitting, the day will conclude with Common Chemometric Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

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 try to 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 (provided in advance in .pdf format), lunch and coffee breaks.

Prices shown are for Early/Regular rates. To get the Early Registration rate, payment must be received on or before September 6, 2019.

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

Note: payment must be received on or before September 6, 2019, in order to get the discounted Early Registration price. If payment for Early Registration is not received by September 6, 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 September 6, 2019. 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 129€/night for a standard single and 139€/night for a standard double. Price includes American Buffet Breakfast. Contact the hotel via email at reservation@marriottmontpellier.com 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).


08:30 - 10:00 Instruction
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Instruction
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (provided)
13:00 - 15:00 Instruction
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:30 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 7-9 will include
Linear Algebra for Chemometricians
Chemometrics I: Principal Components Analysis
Chemometrics II: Regression and Partial Least Squares
Advanced Preprocessing for Spectral Applications
Variable Selection

Specialty courses for Thursday, October 10 (Tentative)
Non-linear Methods for Calibration and Classification in Room A, or
Introduction to Hyperspectral/Multivariate Image Analysis in Room B

Specialty course for Friday, October 11 (Tentative)
Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) Workshop followed by
Common Chemometric Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (time permitting)