Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:00 am
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium – Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Programming with MATLAB

Loren Shure, Consulting Application Engineer, The Mathworks, Inc.


Check in begins at 8:45AM 


MATLAB is a high-level language that includes mathematical functions for solving engineering and scientific problems.  You can produce immediate results by interactively executing commands one at a time.  However, MATLAB also provides features of traditional programming languages, including flow control, error handling, and object-oriented programming (OOP).  Attend this seminar to learn more about programming capabilities in MATLAB and to learn how to be more productive working with MATLAB.

Topics covered will include:

  • Basics of the MATLAB programming language
  • Moving from scripts to functions
  • Building robust, maintainable functions
  • Tools for efficient program development
  • Using and authoring objects in MATLAB
  • The last 20-30 minutes will be focused on new tools for teaching with MATLAB.

Those attending the seminar will be expected to either have a rudimentary knowledge of MATLAB or have knowledge of other programming languages.

About the Presenter – Loren Shure

Loren has worked at MathWorks for over 30 years. For the first 27 of these years, Loren co-authored several MathWorks products in addition to adding core functionality to MATLAB, including major contributions to the design of the MATLAB language. She is currently part of the Application Engineering team, enabling Loren to spend more time and energy working with customers.

She graduated from MIT with a B.Sc. in physics and has a Ph.D. in marine geophysics from the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.  Loren writes about MATLAB on her blog, The Art of MATLAB.

Contact Sumit Tandon at 310-819-4984
For more information see Programming with Matlab at Caltech
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