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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
Monday September 19
09:00AM to 03:45AM
Refresher Courses
Wednesday October 12 09:00AM NVIDIA Tech Talks
Friday February 03
08:00AM to 17:00PM
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference 2017


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In celebration of Stanford's 125th anniversary this year, the university is featuring 125 Stanford stories from yesterday and today on the Stanford 125 website.  Story no. 54, Putting Big Data on the Big Screen, features the HIVE...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Loek Janssen, MS '16, is co-founder of Nova Credit, a Stanford University-backed business that aims to provide access to credit for foreign-born citizens living in the United States via an international credit passport system.  The company was recently featured in...

Alison Marsden, ICME faculty member
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Alison Marsden's lab is focused on developing tools for simulating the cardiovascular system, with a particular focus on blood flow in the vasculature and the heart. Alison and her students build patient specific models from medical image data to customize models for individual patients, which...

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