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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
Monday March 30 16:15PM to 17:30PM CME 500: Departmental Seminar
Tuesday March 31 12:15PM to 13:15PM CME 300: First Year Seminar Series
Thursday April 02 16:15PM to 17:30PM CME 510: Linear Algebra Optimization Seminar
Monday April 06 16:15PM to 17:30PM CME 500: Departmental Seminar


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This winter, the HIVE at Stanford has been humming with excitement as researchers and students from across campus discover the capabilities of this ...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ICME Director Margot Gerritsen was presented the 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award in a special reception on the Stanford campus last week.  The Award recognizes one outstanding faculty member for extraordinary service to the alumni community and Stanford Alumni Association programs. Recipients...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ICME's recent entrepreneur panel is available to watch on our studio channel.  "Big Math in Small Companies: A Quant Perspective on Entrepreneurship" was the topic of this special seminar on Friday, January 23, 2015. The panel talked about start-ups, big math, life as an ICME alum, and much...

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