Chris Portal serves as director of engineering for the MATLAB® Graphics, App Building, and Data Tools teams, delivering data visualizations, app building capabilities, and data exploration tools for MATLAB. Chris joined MathWorks in 1997 as a developer and has been involved in the development and evolution of a number of MathWorks products including MATLAB, Simulink®, PDE Toolbox, and version 1.0 of the Data Acquisition, Instrument Control, and Image Acquisition Toolboxes in the Test and Measurement product area. He is currently named in 15 patents, and holds a B.S. and M.Eng. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.