MathWorks develops mathematical computing software used to accelerate the pace of engineering and science. MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems. The company produces over 100 additional products supporting a wide range of applications including artificial intelligence, earth sciences and autonomous systems. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts.


MCSC Impact Advisor Board (IAB) Member

Dr. Akshay Rajhans

Dr. Akshay Rajhans is a Principal Research Scientist in and a founding member of the Advanced Research & Technology Office at MathWorks where his work focuses on identifying and nurturing collaborative research and innovation at the interface between the MathWorks Development organization and academia, industry, and government research labs. His work and expertise includes technical computing for, and model-based design and analysis of intelligent cyber-physical systems (CPS).

In his current multi-faceted role, Dr. Rajhans works on increasing the impact of research and innovation along various dimensions. He engages the research community via leadership roles at MathWorks Research Summits and at external research conferences worldwide. He manages a collaborative research alliance program for facilitating bidirectional technology transfer. Via invited talks, panels, and research publications, he provides thought leadership that often includes an industry perspective to academia and an academic and research perspective to industry. He serves on Industry Advisory Boards/Committees for various universities, conferences, and professional organizations, Ph.D. Thesis and Technical Committees, and Editorial Boards.