Cleve Moler will share his story about the history of MATLAB and his inspirations that led to it.

MATLAB is now a full-featured technical computing environment, but it started as a simple “Matrix Laboratory.”

Three individuals, J. H. Wilkinson, George Forsythe, and John Todd, played important roles in the origins of MATLAB.

Cleve’s account begins more than 50 years ago.

This talk will be live streamed via YouTube from 10am on Tuesday 22 March. You can watch the live stream via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kMVerqAJVc


Cleve Moler

Research Area



Tue, 22/03/2016 - 10:00am


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW

Cleve Moler is chief mathematician, chairman, and cofounder of MathWorks. Moler was a professor of math and computer science for almost 20 years at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and the University of New Mexico.

He spent five years with two computer hardware manufacturers, the Intel Hypercube organization and Ardent Computer, before joining MathWorks full-time in 1989.

In addition to being the author of the first version of MATLAB, Moler is one of the authors of the LINPACK and EISPACK scientific subroutine libraries. He is coauthor of three traditional textbooks on numerical methods and author of two online books, Numerical Computing with MATLAB and Experiments with MATLAB.