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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
Thursday November 26
08:00AM to 17:00PM
Thanksgiving Break. No seminars this week.
Friday November 27
08:00AM to 17:00PM
Thanksgiving Break. No seminars this week.
Monday November 30
14:30PM to 15:30PM
CME 242: Mathematical and Computational Finance Seminar
Monday November 30
16:30PM to 17:30PM
CME 500: Departmental Seminar


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ICME invites applications for a faculty appointment at the assistant professor or untenured associate professor level, in all areas of foundational computational mathematics and scientific computing. Applications should include a research plan (max. 4 pages), teaching plan (max. 2 pages), a...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Join the ICME community!  At Stanford ICME, we do Big Math. Apply now to become a part of our small cohort of highly-qualified students from all over the world for MS & PhD programs starting in 2016. Interdisciplinary coursework and research in distributed computing, data visualization,...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

ICME's recent conference was today featured in the Stanford Report article: Needed: More women in data science.  The inaugural Women in Data Science Conference took place at...

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