MathWorks produces mathematical computing software for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and researchers. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.

In the past few years, engineers and scientists have used MathWorks products to:

  • Improve the safety and efficiency of spacecraft docking by developing adaptive neurocontrol technology for a computer-aided, joystick control system
  • Advance the mapping of the human genome by developing algorithms for DNA sequencing instruments
  • Avert financial crises in emerging economies by building an econometric model to predict such crises
  • Advance the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders by improving visual imaging of the small intestine
  • Test the dynamic position of ships in heavy seas using scale models of those ships in the lab
  • Verify the legality of money bills by scanning images of the bills and identifying the small fibers that they contain
  • Improve the quality of next-generation network audio products by simulating what happens to a signal when it is transmitted over a network
  • Enable temperate crops to be grown in dry coastal regions by designing a greenhouse that converts seawater into fresh water
  • Improve race car performance by designing an automatic spring-testing system
  • Teach computer programming to undergraduates by developing a test and measurement laboratory that confronts the students with authentic engineering problems
  • Create images of hitherto unexplored underwater archeology and geology sites by mapping plankton density and location relative to water masses
  • Translate the distorted sound of the human voice in high-pressure environments by lowering the frequency and pitch of the sound made by the voice box