Research program support MathWorks
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John Navarro on 21 May 2020
I will like to know more about this program of MathWorks to get more support with my PhD project, but I cant find any information or any contact.
The only information is in the last part of the link, mentioned that Matlab do offer its help for research but nothing more.
David Willingham on 9 Dec 2020
Edited: David Willingham on 10 Dec 2020
Hi John Navarro,
MathWorks is active in supporting the Research community. Current and past partnerships have included colloborating with our development and sponsorship. As you might expect each request is reviewed on a case by case basis.
If you're interested in finding out more, please feel free to contact me and I can put you in touch with the right people. My LinkedIN profile is below.
Deep Learning Product Manager
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Shounak Mitra on 10 Dec 2020
+1 to David's comments.
To add to that, if you've issues/ questions with using MATLAB in your research projects feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical experts look at every email and every email is answered.
MathWorks is invested in supporting research. Accelerating the pace of Science and Engineering is our moto.
We're actively working with Universities like UMASS, Stanford, Univs in EMEA, IITs in India on research projects.
One of our most recent projects with folks from UMASS Amherst got us papers at NeurIPS 2020. A blog on that is https://blogs.mathworks.com/deep-learning/2020/12/10/using-deep-learning-for-complex-physical-processes/ and a pre-print of the paper is https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202010.0595/v1.
So, if your goal is to explore opportunities for MathWorks to fund your research, feel free to reach out to either David or myself.
John D'Errico on 21 May 2020
Edited: John D'Errico on 21 May 2020
You may be confused.
MathWorks is not here as a service company, where they will write software to your specs to accomplish your thesis. (I can't imagine any companies that would offer such a service for free anyway.)
That is also not true of Answers. We will offer help if you have a problem, if you don't understand something in MATLAB, we can help you to fix a problem. If you do have a question, be as clear as possible. It often helps if you give a small example problem, where you know what you want as an answer, but don't know how to get there. If you have data, then provide it, since we can then show how to solve the problem on your data. If you get into trouble, don't show a picture of your code, but paste in code as readable text. That makes it easy for someone to help you. If you get an error message that you do not understand, then show the complete text of that error message, everything in red. That helps someone to quickly know what is the problem.
But we also will not write code to your specifications to perform the computations on your thesis. That is something you would in theory need to pay a consultant to do, not that it would be remotely appropriate for a thesis, since that should be your work, not the work of someone else.
At the same time, MATLAB is a wonderful tool, one that I truly wish I was using when I was in grad school to do the computational work I needed. So MATLAB can and will do great things to support your research. You just need to write the code for that yourself. But doing so using MATLAB can be far more efficient than using some other choices of computing environments. (Of course, there are other computing environments that would also be of great help too. I don't wish to claim that MATLAB is the greatest for all people and all problems. For me, it is the best choice and my preferred choice.)