Cleve Moler

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Name: Cleve MolerCleve Moler

Born: August 17, 1939

Computer related contributions

  • American computer programmer and mathematician.
  • Inventor of MATLAB, a numerical computing package.
  • Chairman and chief scientist at MathWorks.
  • Specialist in numerical analysis.
  • One of the authors of LINPACK and EISPACK, Fortran libraries for numerical computing in the 1970's.


  • Numerical Computing with MATLAB (2008)
  • Experiments in Computational Matrix Algebra (1988)
  • Computer methods for mathematical computations (1977)

Honors and awards

  • Recipient of the IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2014)
  • Named recipient of the Computer Pioneer Award by the IEEE Computer Society (2012)
  • Appointed Honorary Doctor at the Technical University of Denmark (2012)
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (1997)