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When a fledgling company was looking for its first customer in 1985, MIT agreed to purchase 10 copies of its signature software, MATLAB. Today more than 4 million people worldwide use MathWorks products, including faculty and students across MIT’s School of Engineering.
Founded by Jack Little ’78 and Cleve Moler, MathWorks was built on the premise of providing engineers and scientists with more powerful and productive computation environments. MATLAB enables algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink, another of the company’s signature products, provides a block diagram environment for simulation and model-based design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems.
MathWorks recently celebrated 35 years of accelerating the pace of science and engineering. To mark this milestone, the multinational company has given back to MIT through a significant gift of fellowships to the MIT School of Engineering. In all, a total of 165 MathWorks Fellows—all of whom are active users of MATLAB or Simulink—will advance discovery and innovation across various disciplines. They will act, in the words of Jack Little, “to increase human knowledge and profoundly improve our standard of living.”
In the News:
The 2020-21 School of Engineering MathWorks Fellows tackle synthetic biology, eco-friendly polymers, faster transport, and desert roaming robots with the help of MATLAB software
The 2019-20 School of Engineering MathWorks Fellows are using MATLAB and Simulink to advance discovery and innovation across disciplines.