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ICME logoComputational mathematics is at the heart of many engineering and science disciplines and has grown into a strong and very exciting interdisciplinary field of research.

We do Big Math

At Stanford, we've offered MS and PhD degrees in computational mathematics for over 30 years. For the last 10 years, ICME has been the central home of computational mathematics on campus. We conduct ground breaking research, train and advise our graduate students and provide over 60 courses in computational mathematics and scientific computing at both the undergraduate and graduate level to the Stanford community.

Research & PhD Program

We develop innovative computational and mathematical approaches for complex engineering and scientific problems. We attract talented PhD students from across the globe. They are advised in research by 50 faculty from 20 departments, covering a wide variety of fields including statistics and data science, control, optimization, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, high-performance computing, earth sciences, flow physics, graphics, bioengineering, genomics, economics and financial mathematics, molecular dynamics, and many more. PhD graduates find outstanding positions in industry, at national laboratories, as well as in academia.

MS Program

Our MS degree provides a solid introduction to computational mathematics and computing. ICME MS graduates find positions in industry, or continue with a PhD in ICME or disciplinary programs. We offer several specialized MS degree tracks. In 2015-2016 they include Computational Geosciences, Data Science, Imaging Sciences, and Mathematical & Computational Finance.

If you have any questions that are not addressed on these webpages, do not hesitate to contact us at

Welcome to ICME,

Margot Gerritsen

Upcoming Events

Date Time Title
Tuesday May 03
12:30PM to 13:30PM
CME 300: First Year Seminar Series
Thursday May 05
16:30PM to 17:30PM
CME 242: Mathematical and Computational Finance Seminar
Thursday May 05
16:30PM to 17:45PM
CME 510: Linear Algebra Optimization Seminar
Friday May 06
16:00PM to 17:00PM
TGIF: Presenting a conference talk (Part 2)


Dave Deriso presenting effective data visualization at ICME Xtrapolate
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stanford's Dave Deriso and Maneesh Agrawala share trends and tools for communicating complex qualitative information visually. ...

Women in Data Science Conference, Career Panel
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

See how women leaders are using data science to advance personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity, and more.  

Data Analytics transforming industries...

Charles-Albert LeHalle
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Charles-Albert LeHalle conducted a week-long lecture series for ICME entitled, "Financial intermediation at any scale for quantitative modeling". During the series, existing models were reviewed, and new challenges and opportunities of possible improvements were discussed. The lecture...

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