Cleve B. Moler is Chairman and Chief Scientist at The MathWorks. He has previously been a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and the University of New Mexico. He subsequently worked with two computer hardware manufacturers, the Intel Hypercube organization and Ardent Computers. His professional interests centre on numerical analysis and scientific computing. He is the original author of MATLAB, as well as one of the authors of the LINPACK and EISPACK scientific libraries for matrix computation. He is also co-author of three textbooks on numerical methods. He has served SIAM as a journal editor, Council member, Vice-President and, since 1996, a member of the Board of Trustees.