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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 2014-2015 they include Computational Geosciences, Data Science, Imaging Sciences, and Mathematical & Computational Finance. In 2015-2016, Computational Medicine will be added.

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
Monday April 20 16:15PM to 17:30PM No CME 500: Departmental Seminar (replaced by Distinguished Speaker Series)
Monday April 20 16:15PM to 17:30PM ICME Distinguished Speaker Series
Tuesday April 21 12:15PM to 13:15PM CME 300: First Year Seminar Series
Thursday April 23 16:15PM to 17:30PM CME 510: Linear Algebra Optimization Seminar


Monday, April 20, 2015

Please join Yousef Saad as he presents a talk about Parallel Multilevel Low-Rank Approximation Preconditioners for the ICME Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, April 20.

This presentation will discuss a class of preconditioning methods for solving linear systems of equations that are...

Friday, May 22, 2015
This May at the ICME Xpo, get an up-close and inside look at current research and future plans for ICME faculty and students.  


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congratulations to Statistics grad student Lucas Janson, ICME PhD student Ed Schmerling, and ICME faculty Marco Pavone and Margot Gerritsen for being one of eight teams to win a 2015 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship! 

The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship focuses on recognizing, rewarding,...

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