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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 40 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 over 45 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 2013-2014 they include Computational Geosciences, Data Science and Mathematical & Computational Finance. In 2014-2015, Computational Medicine and Imaging Science 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


Monday, August 4, 2014

This summer, ICME will host several short courses.  Join us for Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis (August 4-8), Introduction to Scientific Computing in Python (August 4-8), Solving Linear Systems (August 11-15), an Introduction to Modern Machine Learning (August 11-15), and/or Spark (...

Monday, June 16, 2014

A hearty congratulations to all of ICME's 2014 graduates!  Wishing you all the very best in your next pursuits. Photos from graduation are viewable on our facebook page.  


Friday, May 30, 2014

The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering celebrated our 10 year anniversary as an institute this Spring. To mark the occasion, we invited alumni, faculty, friends, colleagues, current students, staff, and everyone in between to the ICME Xtravaganza on May 30, 2014.  The...

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