List of UAB TAH Asset Managers

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In order to download or activate a MATLAB installation you must have the appropriate rights activated in your account at the Mathworks site. Please contact an appropriate asset manager for your area. If you are an asset manager and you name is not shown below, please add your name to the list.

Please see the MATLAB application page for more information and a general overview of MATLAB and its use at UAB.


MATLAB Asset Managers

  • CAS:
    • Chemistry and CIS: Larry Owen;
    • Physics: David L. Shealy, Ph.D.,
    • Psychology: Rishi Deshpande; ; Aeron Gault;
  • School of Engineering: Thomas P Foley, and Mike Hanby,
  • IT Customer Services: David C. Yother,
  • School of Medicine:
    • Department of Neurobiology: Kristina M Visscher,Ph.D., ; Tom Bowman, ,
    • Department of Neurology: He Huang; , David Clark,
  • School of Optometry, Vision Science: Mark Bolding, , Alexander A Zotov,

For users in other areas of UAB, contact your IT support person, Dr. David Shealy ( or Mark Bolding,

For issues with the asset managers and questions about license administration, please contact Dr. David Shealy ( the MatLab license administrator for UAB.

MATLAB Support / Mailing List

As with any application or computer language, learning to use MATLAB to analyze data or to develop or modify MATLAB applications is an individual responsibility. There is ample application documentation available from the Mathworks website, potential outreach to colleagues who also use MATLAB, and options for consultation with Mathworks. Mathworks also host on-campus training seminars several times a year and provides many on-line learning tutorials.

Installation support for MATLAB at UAB is provided by your local IT support organization and the Docs wiki.

Mathworks Website

Your first and best option for application-specific questions on MATLAB is to refer to the on-line MATLAB documentation. The Mathworks site also provides a a support matrix and an on-line knowledge base.


The MATLAB page on the Docs wiki is the starting point for installing MATLAB at UAB and, optionally, configuring it to use cluster computing. All users are encouraged to contribute to the MATLAB knowledge in this wiki, especially if you see areas where improvements are needed. Remember, this knowledge base is only as good as the people who contribute to it.

Contributing to the wiki is as easy as clicking the login link on the top-right of the page and signing in with your UAB BlazerID. If you are unsure about making an edit, you can make suggestions for improvement on the page's Discussion tab or discuss the proposed improvement in the MATLAB user group.


At UAB, MATLAB installation support is provided by your local IT support group. Support for application specific questions is available from peers in your research group. We realize that some people are not as familiar with MATLAB as others. For this reason, we have established a MATLAB user forum (mailing list) where users of MATLAB at UAB can help answer each others questions.

This is a network of volunteers sharing their knowledge with peers. You are encouraged to reach out to this community for questions on using MATLAB by

Archives of MATLAB user group discussions are available on-line at You may find your question is already answered in these archives.

UAB MATLAB announce mailing list

To receive information about UAB's MATLAB license and announcements please subscribe to the matlab-annc mailing list by

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