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Introduction to Chemometrics and Multiway Analysis

University of New South Wales - Sydney - Australia

December 3-7, 2007

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We are excited to announce a unique series of workshops at UNSW demonstrating data analysis using chemometrics and multiway analysis. Professor Rasmus Bro from the University of Copenhagen will be leading the workshops. Bro is a well-known leader in the field of chemometrics, the author of over 100 scientific papers, books, reviews and popular articles on chemometrics, and is at the forefront of algorithm and software development.

More information about the workshops, fees and registration is available here.
You can email the workshop administrator (Kate Murphy, phone: 02 9385 5778).


Chemometrics has been successfully applied to a range of chemical, biological and environmental data. For examples of multiway chemometrics applications, see Bro's recent article in Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (36:279–293, 2007).

  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Chromatography
  • Magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Forensic Science
  • Image Analysis
  • Process data
  • Sensory data
  • Environmental analysis
  • Psychometric data


For a full description of course content see the Centre for Water and Waste Technology website.

Day 1-2: Introduction to chemometrics, PCA, PLS and classification

Audience: The course is intended for people working with large data sets or who have general interest in learning more about chemometrics and its applications. Some mathematical and statistical expressions will be used in the course and a variety of data will be used as examples.

Day 3: Advanced multivariate data analysis, variable selection and pre-processing

Audience: It is assumed that the participant has knowledge of basic chemometrics tools such as PCA and PLS, corresponding to Days 1-2 of the workshop.

Day 4-5: Multiway analysis, PARAFAC and beyond

Audience: It is assumed that the participant has some knowledge on basic chemometrics tools such as PCA and PLS, corresponding to Days 1-2 of the workshop.

Important notes:

  • All workshops are independent of each other and treat different subjects. They are arranged to build upon progressively more insight on chemometrics methods and together provide a whole.
  • MATLAB and PLS_Toolbox software will be used during practical exercises. The PLS_Toolbox uses graphical user-interfaces and hence no programming skills are needed. The PLS_Toolbox and Solo, a standalone version of the toolbox that runs without Matlab, can be purchased by participants at a discounted price.


Go to the Centre for Water and Waste Technology to get a current registration form.


To contact the workshop administrator, email katem@civeng.unsw.edu.au (Kate Murphy, phone: 02 9385 5778).