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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, machine learning/ deep learning, 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
Wednesday October 12 09:00AM GPUniversity of Deep Learning and Beyond
Friday November 04
11:00AM to 13:00PM
Hive Xperience
Thursday November 10
09:00AM to 13:00PM
ICME Xtend 2016
Friday February 03
08:00AM to 17:00PM
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference 2017


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Join ICME and NVIDIA at our annual GPU event: GPUniversity of Deep Learning and Beyond.  Explore the future of AI computing—from robotics and medicine to finance and self-driving cars. Discover how GPUs are powering this revolution with hands-on demos, deep learning workshops,...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Popular Science has named ICME alum, John Gunnar Carlsson, MS ’09, PhD ’09, as one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016, for having "made a specialty of solving computationally tough questions—from how to route 1,000 delivery trucks most efficiently to getting airplane parts to the correct...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Joseph Bishop Keller, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, former Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, and member of the...

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