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I worked as an Application Engineer for MathWorks Ltd. MathWorks Inc. is headquarted in Natick, Massachussets. It was founded in 1984 and has become the leading global provider of technical computing and model-based design software. MathWorks currently employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. The two core products from MathWorks are MATLAB®,used for performing mathematical calculations, analyzing and visualizing data, and writing new software programs; and Simulink®, used for modeling and simulating complex dynamic systems, such as a vehicle's automatic transmission system. MathWorks also produce over 80 additional tools for specialized tasks such as processing images and signals and analyzing financial data.

After working initially in the area of Rapid Prototyping and Hardware-In-The-Loop, supporting xPC Target™ in a Model-Based-Design framework, I then focussed on physical modelling products, such as Simscape™, SimMechanics™, SimDriveline™, SimHydraulics®, SimElectronics™ and SimPowerSystems™.

xPC Target™ provides a high-performance, host-target prototyping environment that enables you to connect your Simulink® and Stateflow® models to physical systems and execute them in real time on PC-compatible hardware. It provides comprehensive software capabilities for rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation of control systems. xPC Target also enables you to add I/O interface blocks to your models, automatically generate code with Real-Time Workshop and Stateflow Coder, and download the code to a second PC running the xPC Target real-time kernel.

The physical modelling products from MathWorks allow system-level modelling of physical systems directly in Simulink for control system design, without having to derive the underlying mathematical differential equations to represent the system:

The Application Engineering Group has the following responsibilities:

  1. support pre-sale customers with specific applications,
  2. help develop key sales accounts,
  3. help develop new markets for MathWorks software,
  4. help guide the development of future products.

I worked directly with customers - mainly in the automotive, aerospace & defence and industrial automation & machinery industries - to:

  1. understand their real engineering and business challenges,
  2. to help them understand how to apply The MathWorks products to their problems.

As an application engineer, I had the following responsibilities:

I focussed on:

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Events, seminars and training courses

Blogs and social computing

Selected submissions to the File Exchange on MATLAB Central

  1. Simulink-related submissions
  2. Physical modelling related submissions
  3. xPC Target related submissions

xPC Target related products

Physical modelling related products

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