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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.

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.

At ICME we conduct ground breaking research, train and advise our graduate students and provide over 40 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 over 45 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 2013-2014 they include Computational Geosciences, Data Science and Mathematical & Computational Finance. In 2014-2015, Computational Medicine and Imaging Science 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 21 16:15PM to 17:30PM Computational Biology Seminar/Joint Colloquium (CME 500/CME 510)
Wednesday April 23 16:15PM to 17:00PM Applied Math Seminar
Thursday April 24 16:15PM to 17:30PM Using Models to Understand Geophysical Hazards
Monday April 28 16:15PM to 17:30PM Computational Biology Seminar/Joint Colloquium (CME 500/CME 510)


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Above and Beyond
Stanford welcomes you to the world “Above and Beyond” with our third TEDxStanford, Saturday, May 10.

Whether you’ve attended our previous events or are new to TEDxStanford, we are delighted to invite you to TEDxStanford2014: Above and Beyond. Join...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Registration is now open for the Big Data for Energy and Environment Spring 2014 Conference of Stanford’s Energy and Environment Affiliates ProgramThursday May 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Stanford University, with a welcome reception the prior evening. ...

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