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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 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


Friday, June 26, 2015

Last month at the ICME Xpo, Stanford faculty shared an up-close look into their research in a series of Vision Talks.  Recordings of these talks are now available for viewing on our studio channel:  ...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The 2015 SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences will take place at Stanford University this summer, June 29- July 2, 2015.  The day before the conference, Sunday, June 28, 2015,  Stanford will host a special series of short courses, the Summer Sunday...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

ICME faculty member Charbel Farhat was featured in a recent issue of the Stanford Report for a rare computational accomplisment by his team through a partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Using a...

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