Invite for free MATLAB Seminars at UW

The MathWorks would like to invite you to attend a day of free technical seminars on Parallel and GPU Computing with MATLAB; and an Introduction to Simulink being held at the University of Washington on Thursday, April 18th 2013.

Please register if you think you would like to attend one or both sessions so we can plan accordingly for seating and hand-outs. A registration link is provided below.

There is no charge, and any interested faculty, staff, researcher, or student is welcome to attend. Feel free to pass this invite along to anyone you feel would be interested.

The presenter will be Dr. Jiro Doke of the MathWorks Application Engineering team, co-writer of the File Exchange Pick of the Week blog.

Parallel and GPU Computing with MATLAB

When: 9:15 AM to Noon, Thursday April 18th

Where: HUB 332


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Registration and Sign-in (Walk-ins welcome)

9:15 AM – Noon Parallel and GPU Computing with MATLAB

In this session, you will learn how to solve and accelerate computationally and data-intensive problems using multicore processors, GPUs, and computer clusters. We will introduce you to high-level programming constructs that allow you to parallelize MATLAB applications and run them on multiple processors. We will also demonstrate how to take advantage of GPUs to speed up computations without low-level programming.

Highlights include:

· Toolboxes with built-in support for parallel computing

· Creating parallel applications to speed up independent tasks

· Programming with distributed arrays to work with large data sets

· Scaling up to computer clusters, grid environments or clouds

· Employing GPUs to speed up your computations

We’ll and the session with time for open Q&A

Introduction to Simulink for Multi-Domain Modeling ( and Running Real-Time Programs on Affordable Hardware ! )

When: 1:45 PM to 3:45 PM, Thursday April 18th

Where: HUB 332


1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Registration and Sign-in (Walk-ins welcome)

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM Introduction to Simulink for Multi-Domain Modeling and Running Real-Time Programs on Affordable Hardware

Simulink is an environment for multi-domain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems. It provides an interactive graphical environment and a customizable set of block libraries that let you design, simulate, implement, and test a variety of time-varying systems, including communications, controls, signal processing, video processing, and image processing. You can also automatically generate standalone/embedded applications to run autonomously on affordable hardware, such as Arduino®, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT, and Raspberry Pi.

In this session, you will see how you can design and simulate a DC motor using basic Simulink blocks. You’ll also see examples of running simple applications on Arduino and LEGO.

Highlights include:

· Creating a new model from scratch

· Incorporating MATLAB code into Simulink models

· Modeling dynamic systems

· Deploying real-time algorithms to standalone hardware

We’ll and the session with time for open Q&A

Although there are no exercises or hands-on activities planned, we will be distributing the presenter’s code examples and .ppt slides via email to anyone that registers.

Note: If your schedule / interests allow you to only attend for part of a session, feel free to arrive late or leave early as needed.

Also bear in mind that running times are approximate, and will vary depending on the number of questions that come up during the session.

We’ve budgeted a fair amount of time for this, but we may end up ahead of or behind schedule.

Attendees are welcome to ask questions throughout the sessions.

For more information contact:

Ken Cleveland

Sr. Account Manager,

MathWorks Educational Sales Department




The MathWorks, Inc. – 3 Apple Hill Drive, Natick, MA 01760 – 508-647-7000