Gerardo Hernandez, MathWorks Application Engineer and doctoral student, gave an overview of MATLAB, how it is used in research/industry, and then ran through a few demos of how MATLAB is used in both serial and parallel
computations in November 2011. The link to the recorded session is at http://bit.ly/XSP_Gerardo.
MathWorks Application Engineer, holds a B.S in Physics from the University of
Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the same
institution. His area of research was the theory of distributions and inverse
problems, in particular the identification of linear systems. In his master’s
thesis “Identification of linear systems” Gerardo designed and implemented in
MATLAB an, iterative, non-destructive method for retrieving the convolution
kernel of linear systems.
Gerardo also hold
a M.S. in mechanical engineering from WPI and is currently completing the
requirements for a PhD in mathematical sciences from the same
institution. In his dissertation "An adaptive, multiresolution
agen-based model of gioblastoma multiforme", Gerardo designed and
implemented in MATLAB a multiresolution agent-based model of the evolution of
Brain tumors, in particular Gioblastoma multiforme. His areas of interest
include Numerical methods, in particular ODE and ODE solvers, Mathematical
modeling, Dynamical systems and high performance computing among others.