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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

Upcoming Events

Date Time Title
Friday May 29 16:00PM to 17:00PM TGIF
Monday June 01 16:15PM to 17:30PM CME 500: Departmental Seminar
Tuesday June 02 12:15PM to 13:15PM No CME 300: First Year Seminar Series
Thursday June 04 16:15PM to 17:30PM No CME 510: Linear Algebra Optimization Seminar


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...

Friday, May 8, 2015

ICME congratulates Anil Damle, ICME PhD student, who was just selected as a recipient of a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship.  

The one-year fellowship supports doctoral students whose research accomplishments, teaching, and University service have demonstrated their potential for becoming...

Friday, May 1, 2015

ICME recently received a number of programs written by Gene Golub for the ILLIAC I in the 1960s, when he was a graduate student at the University of Illinois.  

View these archives here:  These...

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