Cleve Moler

Mathematician, Academic

1939 –


Who is Cleve Moler?

Cleve Barry Moler is an American mathematician and computer programmer specializing in numerical analysis. In the mid to late 1970s, he was one of the authors of LINPACK and EISPACK, Fortran libraries for numerical computing. He invented MATLAB, a numerical computing package, to give his students at the University of New Mexico easy access to these libraries without writing Fortran. In 1984, he co-founded MathWorks with Jack Little to commercialize this program.

He received his bachelor's degree from California Institute of Technology in 1961, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in mathematics.

He was a professor of mathematics and computer science for almost 20 years at the University of Michigan, Stanford University, and the University of New Mexico. Before joining MathWorks full-time in 1989, he also worked for Intel Hypercube and Ardent Computer Corporation. He is also co-author of four textbooks on numerical methods and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He was president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2007-2008.

He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering on February 14, 1997.

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Aug 17, 1939
  • United States of America
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • MathWorks

on July 23, 2013


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