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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 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 September 15 09:00AM to 15:45PM ICME Summer Refresher
Tuesday September 16 09:00AM to 15:45PM ICME Summer Refresher
Wednesday September 17 09:00AM to 15:45PM ICME Summer Refresher
Thursday September 18 09:00AM to 15:45PM ICME Summer Refresher


Friday, October 24, 2014

Save the Date!  ICME will host our first-ever Xtend event on Stanford Alumni Weekend 2014.  A unique opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, and industry partners to network, discuss current trends in our fields, and attend several workships and short courses, ICME Xtend is a three-day...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stanford University was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Major Reseach Instrumentation grant, which will be used to bring an "Extreme GPU" HPC cluster to campus.  The X-GPU will be comprised of 54 compute nodes using the Cray Hydra technology with FDR Infiniband. Each node has...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jeremy Kozdon, MS '06, PhD '09 and assistant professor of applied mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is featured in the SIAM News this month for his work on earthquake modeling with Professor Eric Dunham...

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