Community Advisory Board
The MATLAB Central Community Advisory Board (CAB) works with MathWorks to enhance and advance the MATLAB Central Community. MathWorks invites members that have provided outstanding contributions to MATLAB Central to join the Advisory Board. CAB members serve as advocates for fellow community members on matters that will improve the user experience for all members of our global online community of MATLAB and Simulink users. MATLAB Central would not be the thriving, vibrant, inclusive community that it is without CAB’s involvement, and we are grateful for their support, commitment, and passionate participation.
Nickname: Adam Danz
Adam joined the Community Advisory Board during his Ph.D. studies in neurophysiology at the University of Rochester where he focused on multi-sensory integration and control systems involved in steering and navigation. After several years of enthusiastic contributions to the MATLAB Central forum, he joined MathWorks as a software engineer in the Graphics and Charting team and continues to enjoy the micro-collaborations provided by each question in the MATLAB Answers forum.
When Adam is able to reach escape velocity from MATLAB's gravitational pull, he travels as much as possible. He enjoys visiting Bulgaria where he lived for several years and earned a master's degree in cognitive science.
Nickname: Chad Greene
Chad is a glaciologist and a postdoctoral research fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When he's not in Antarctica, you'll find him riding his bike around town or trying to make it big as an amateur musician. He appreciates real country music—the pithy, sad kind your grandparents used to listen to.
Chad has a 2:1 Rule of Coding: For every hour spent writing a function, about two hours should be spent documenting it. It is his opinion that only through clear and thorough documentation that a piece of code can be validated, be understood, or be of any use to the world.
Nickname: Star Strider
Frank is a physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. His areas of focus include biomedical engineering, instrumentation, signal processing, control, system identification, and parameter estimation.
In his spare time, Frank is an instrument-rated private pilot, with an airplane single-engine land certificate. Frank is also an amateur radio operator and enjoys playing video games.
Grant Cook III
Grant O. Cook III, PhD, PE, has served as a member of the MATLAB Central Community Advisory Board since its inception to provide end-user feedback from the perspective of applied science and engineering. He also challenges MATLAB users through publishing problems and curating Challenge Groups on Cody, MATLAB Central’s puzzle-based game.
Dr. Cook is a licensed mechanical and materials engineer, materials scientist, and metallurgist with expertise in heat transfer, numerical analysis, statistics, microscopy, microstructure, material testing, phase diagrams, metal-ceramic bonding, and patents.
Guillaume De Sercey
Guillaume is a French engineer who has been living in the UK for over 20 years. He is a research fellow at the Advanced Engineering Centre of the University of Brighton. There he specializes in optical and laser diagnostics applied to fluid dynamics, focused on engine in-cylinder combustion and spray formation.
Guillaume also researches innovative combustion systems and energy storage. He uses MATLAB mostly for data processing of engine data and for image processing. Guillaume is interested in computer programming and is fluent in C++, .Net, and Labview.
Nickname: John D'Errico
John is mainly retired from Eastman Kodak. (Of course, Kodak itself is now semi-retired. John doesn’t think he had any influence in that.) He still writes MATLAB code when he finds something interesting, and writes new tools to put on the File Exchange when he thinks he can make a contribution.
When he’s not doing something with MATLAB, you might find John playing bridge, either in the club or online on BBO.
Nickname: Kelly Kearney
Kelly is currently a research scientist at the University of Washington, JISAO, affiliated with the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Her research interests center on the processes controlling energy flow through pelagic ocean ecosystems, from nutrient cycling and primary production through predator/prey interactions and fisheries harvesting.
Kelly has been using MATLAB for over a decade. She has built several numerical models and does almost all her data analysis and visualization in MATLAB. Kelly has been an active member of the online MATLAB community during that time and credits the newsgroup and Answers forum for much of her MATLAB (and programming) education. She currently uses File Exchange as a curated exhibition of what she considers to be her most useful functions and continues to regularly participate in the Answers forum.
Nickname: Image Analyst
Mark is a senior scientist and inventor in The Procter & Gamble Company (Cincinnati, OH) since 1988, doing image analysis full time. Mark has master’s & Ph.D. degrees in optical sciences (University of Arizona), specializing in imaging, image processing, and image analysis. He has 40+ years of military, academic, and (mostly) industrial experience with image analysis programming and algorithm development.
Mark has experience designing custom light booths and other imaging systems. He also works with color and monochrome imaging, video analysis, thermal, ultraviolet, hyperspectral, CT, MRI, radiography, profilometry, microscopy, NIR and Raman spectroscopy, etc. on a huge variety of subjects.
Nickname: Matt J
Matt is a medical imaging scientist with 9 years industrial and 6 years academic background in tomographic imaging methods. He is currently a principal investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, focusing on the development of cone beam CT techniques for image-guided radiation therapy.
Matt has been a MATLAB user for 25 years, has been active in MATLAB online discussion groups for over 10 years, and is the author of numerous MathWorks File Exchange contributions. Matt did not invent MATLAB, nor is MATLAB named after Matt, but he has found ways to use it in most every aspect of his professional career. Matt credits MATLAB and its community as a tremendous vehicle for mastering programming skills and for staying current on the latest technologies.
Nickname: Walter Roberson
Walter is semi-retired, with a background in telecommunications, systems administration, and scientific programming. Degree was at the intersection of science, mathematics, and computer programming. Currently, Walter lives in central Canada.
Walter is the most prolific answerer in MATLAB Answers, frequently responding to questions on usage for MATLAB, Optimization Toolbox, Symbolic Toolbox, and Image Processing Toolbox.
Nickname: Yair Altman
Yair is an expert MATLAB consultant, with close to 30 years of professional programming experience. Recognized as a master developer by the MATLAB community, Yair provides MATLAB consulting, programming, and training services to companies and individuals worldwide. He has been a professional programmer and manager since 1991, holding a master’s degree in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in physics (both with top honors).
Yair is the author of two reference MATLAB textbooks, Accelerating MATLAB Performance and Undocumented Secrets of MATLAB-Java Programming. He is also the owner of numerous useful open-source utilities on MATLAB Central, and the largest independent MATLAB website, Undocumented Matlab. He can also be found on LinkedIn.
Advisor responsibilities include:
- Facilitate communication between MathWorks and the MATLAB Central Community
- Offer feedback and recommendations for proposed community improvements
Advisor eligibility includes:
- Makes outstanding contributions to one or more MATLAB Central communities – Answers, File Exchange, and/or Cody
- Demonstrates good communication skills and ability to work with others
If you want to nominate yourself or someone else to become a member of our Community Advisory Board, email us.