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Mar 31 2017

Discover the basics behind the application of modern machine learning algorithms. The workshop instructors will discuss a framework for reasoning about when to apply various machine learning techniques, emphasizing questions of over-­fitting/under-­fitting, regularization, interpretability, supervised/unsupervised methods, and handling of missing data.

For more information, visit the Stanford ICME website and to register, go to the event page:...

Mar 6 2017


Each year, Stanford ICME hosts an Xtrapolate Roundtable focused on a topic relevant to computational mathematics. This year, ICME Xtrapolate will focus on machine and deep learning.

For more information about this event, please visit: ...

Feb 10 2017

"They came to Stanford from 114 companies and 31 universities – with thousands more joining online – for the second annual Women in Data Science conference. Simultaneously, 78 satellite events in 26 countries were underway, on every continent but Antarctica. The conference trended nationally on Twitter all day."

Last week's Women in Data Science Conference was made possible with generous support from our sponsors: Google, Microsoft, @WalmartLabs, SAP, Silicon Angle, and Stanford's...

Feb 9 2017

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, among them ICME faculty member Leonidas Guibas.  According to the NAE website, "election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to 'engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant...

Feb 3 2017

Stanford ICME is proud to host the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference, happening February 3, 2017 at Stanford University and 70+ locations worldwide. 

WiDS is a one-day technical conference that provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in multiple domains, and connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the...

Feb 3 2017

Whether you tune in for the entire day, or join us for one or two talks, we welcome anyone in the world to join us for the Women in Data Science Livestream on Friday, February 3rd, starting at 9:00am PST.

Feb 1 2017

ICME professor Alison Marsden talks about computer-based simulations that are helping physicians test different treatment options and provide a way to choose the best strategy for each patient.  Read the story:

Jan 27 2017

What's Happening at ICME this quarter?

Click here to read our Winter newsletter. 


  • Director's Message
  • Updates from the Co-Director
  • Schlumberger Fellows Announced
  • Global WIDS Event February 3
  • ICME Online Store 
  • Upcoming Events
  • Faculty Profiles: Ashish Goel
  • Alumni Profiles: Madeleine Udell
  • Research in ICME
  • You've Got, I've...
Jan 23 2017

Congratulations to ICME Professor Marco Pavone, who, earlier this month along with a number of other scientists, was honored by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor for professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers...Story: ...

Jan 19 2017
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click here to register
Dec 19 2016

Five ICME students have been named 2017 Schlumberger Innovation Fellows.  The Schlumberger Innovation Fellows program recognizes aspiring scholars in the fields of machine learning, deep learning, high performance computing, and 3D modeling and data visualization.   The award was established to encourage scholarship and research in these emerging technology areas, which hold great promise across many industries to improve performance, lower costs, increase...

Dec 14 2016

Join ICME in congratulating Director Margot Gerritsen for her selection to the SIAM Board of Trustees.  Professor Gerritsen will serve in this capacity beginning in January for a three-year term. Read the announcement and her statement here:

Dec 8 2016

ICME logo gear is now available in the ICME online store through Zazzle.  Browse over 50 styles of officially-licensed ICME apparel in a range of sizes for all ages...hats and coffee mugs available too for those who want to go for the complete look.

Dec 7 2016

Congratulations to András Vasy, ICME faculty and professor of mathematics, on receiving the Bôcher Prize.

The American Mathematical Society is recognizing Professor Vasy for his 2013 Inventiones Mathematicae paper, “Microlocal analysis of asymptotically hyperbolic and Kerr-de Sitter spaces.” This prize is awarded every three years honoring work in analysis.

Professor Vasy specializes in researching partial differential equations. These equations can help describe a wide range ...

Nov 4 2016

ICME invites the campus community to the HIVE Xperience, an open house opportunity to see Stanford’s immersive visualization environment in action.  This event features collaborative visualization and research projects already taking place in the HIVE.  Details are on our event page

Friday, November 4, 2016

Drop by anytime between 1:00- 3:00pm


Nov 3 2016

The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD) is an annual one-day meeting focused on fostering interactions and collaborations between researchers in the fields of scientific computing and computational science and engineering from the San Francisco Bay Area and nearby regions. BASCD provides junior researchers a venue to present their work to the local community and an opportunity for the Bay Area scientific and computational science and engineering communities at large to interchange...

Oct 24 2016
Congratulations to Stephen Boyd on becoming an INFORMS Fellow!
Professor Boyd, an ICME faculty member, is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, and Professor...
Oct 17 2016

Margot Gerritsen presented to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, October 13 on behalf of the Task Force on Women in Leadership to discuss ways the university can improve leadership on campus. In her presentation, Margot shared the task force's recommendations on what Stanford can do to help ensure that leadership is inclusive and that future leaders have the support and resources needed to succeed.

For more information, please visit: ...

Oct 12 2016

Join ICME and NVIDIA at our annual GPU event: GPUniversity of Deep Learning and Beyond.  Explore the future of AI computing—from robotics and medicine to finance and self-driving cars. Discover how GPUs are powering this revolution with hands-on demos, deep learning workshops, and tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI.  

Talks include Kay Giesecke on Deep Learning for Mortgage Risk, Silvio Savarese on Deep Learning for Vision...

Oct 10 2016

Can This Little-Known Chip Company Preserve Moore’s Law? One of ICME partner organizations, ASML, was featured recently in the Wall Street Journal for their breakthrough technology--finding a way to make chips do more while keeping them the same, compact size. ...

Oct 5 2016

What's Happening at ICME in Autumn?

Click here to read our October newsletter. 


  • Interview with Director Gerritsen and Co-Director Iaccarino
  • Remembering Joe Keller
  • Specialized Summer Workshops a Success
  • Register Now: Global WIDS Conference
  • Welcome to ICME
  • Upcoming Events
  • Faculty Profiles: Ron...
Oct 3 2016

Registration is now open for the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference. Attend WiDS Stanford, or at one of 25+ locations worldwide. 

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field.This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research in a number of domains, learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success,...

Sep 15 2016

Professor Ying has been awarded the 2016 Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics for his significant contributions to the development and analysis of fast methods in scientific computing. A Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and ICME, Lexing Ying was selected for this honor by a com­mittee of internationally-renowned mathematicians.  Medals--up to two gold and four silver--are awarded every three years to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent to encourage them...

Sep 14 2016

Popular Science has named ICME alum, John Gunnar Carlsson, MS ’09, PhD ’09, as one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016, for having "made a specialty of solving computationally tough questions—from how to route 1,000 delivery trucks most efficiently to getting airplane parts to the correct hangars around the world in the right order — using the power of math."  Professor Carlsson is a visiting scholar with ICME through the end of 2016.  Read the article:  ...

Sep 9 2016
Charbel Farhat, Chair of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a longtime ICME faculty member, was honored this week by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. Selected as one of only two International Fellows with the 2016 class at...
Sep 8 2016

Joseph Bishop Keller, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, former Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, and member of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, died from cancer in his home at Stanford on September 7, 2016, at age 93. Joe’s passing was peaceful and he did not suffer...

Aug 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...

Aug 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 at ICME and what we're doing today to enable cutting-edge research across disciplines in our visualization facility.  Read the HIVE feature at ...

Jul 19 2016

What's happening in Summer 2016 at ICME?

Click here to read our summer newsletter


  • Commencement
  • Xpo Research Symposium
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Gianluca Iaccarino
  • Alison Marsden
  • ICME Data Lab

and more!



Alison Marsden, ICME faculty member
Jul 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 represents their particular vascular anatomy. They can then use those models to run simulations of blood flow, which allows us to do virtual surgery, virtual treatment planning or risk assessment. ...

Jun 22 2016

Registration for the ICME summer workshops is now open! This year's day-long workshops are happening from August 15-20, 2016. Registration is required, and is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We expect to sell out quickly, so make your plans, and register today.

Click here for more information, and to register


ICME Seed Grant Recipients
Jun 17 2016

 ICME has awarded seed grants to three Stanford faculty and researchers developing novel applications leveraging high performance GPU computing.  The seed grants are part of ICME’s initiatives as an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence.  

The three grant recipients are:

  • Professor Kay Geisecke, an ICME-affiliated Professor of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) was awarded a grant to ​apply deep learning to...

Jun 15 2016

Congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates! All of the graduates are sporting this year's graduation gift, which are ICME baseball caps.

Additional photos from Commencement will be on our Facebook page by Friday, June 17:

Stephen Boyd Wins Gores Award
Jun 7 2016


The Walter J. Gores Awards are the university’s highest teaching honor. They are named for the late Professor Walter J. Gores, a member of the Stanford Class of 1917 who became a professor of design at the University of Michigan.

Congratulations, Stephen!


Gunnar Carlsson presenting at ICME Xpo 2016
Jun 6 2016


Gunnar Carlsson, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford and Co-Founder of Ayasdi, gave a faculty vision talk at ICME Xpo on May 20, 2016.

In his talk, Professor Carlsson demonstrated how topology to can provide an organizing principle for large and complex data sets, using examples from the biomedical and social sciences domains.

Watch Gunnar Carlsson's talk at ICME Xpo (14:07)

Karianne Bergen, poster presentation
Jun 6 2016


More than 200 faculty, students, and industry partners attended this year's ICME Xpo research symposium on May 20, 2016.

The event started with a poster session, featuring 45 posters highlighting the latest ICME research. ICME PhD and MS students and faculty presented on a wide range of topics from using deep learning to study mortgage risk, to enhanced DNA imaging using super-resolution microscopy, to using seismic noise to track thawing permafrost. During the second half...

Charles-Albert LeHalle
Apr 27 2016
Charles-Albert LeHalle conducted a week-long lecture series for ICME entitled, "Financial intermediation at any scale for quantitative modeling". During the series, existing models were reviewed, and new challenges and opportunities of possible improvements were discussed. The lecture series brought together researchers and students across Stanford campus from Math, Statistics, MSE, ICME, and GSB.


Dave Deriso presenting effective data visualization at ICME Xtrapolate
Apr 21 2016

Stanford's Dave Deriso and Maneesh Agrawala share trends and tools for communicating complex qualitative information visually. Effective Data Visualization...

Women in Data Science Conference, Career Panel
Feb 24 2016

See how women leaders are using data science to advance personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity, and more.  

Data Analytics transforming industries

Jan 22 2016

Hear from just a few of the members of ICME's amazing community of students, faculty, and alumni about what's happening in ICME.  



Jan 20 2016

ICME, in conjunction with Microsoft Research, will offer a free hands-on workshop on Microsoft Azure at Stanford University on January 20, 2016. This event is open to Stanford students, faculty, researchers, and staff.  The workshop will familiarize researchers and data scientists with the services Azure offers to aid research projects, especially with regard to high-performance computing, big-data analysis, and analyzing data streaming from Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.


Dec 9 2015

ICME is pleased to share videos featuring the 2015 Women in Data Science Conference:  Click to check out highlights and view all talks.

We are also thrilled to announce the return of the Women in Data Science Conference to Stanford in 2017, which will again feature world-class speakers and panelists discussing the latest in data science. More...

Dec 3 2015

Autumn quarter 2015 draws to a close this week, after what has been an extraordinary fall for ICME-- full of fantastic seminars, incredible events, exciting new developments, and so many wonderful new and returning students.  Take a look back:  Recent event photos are avialable for viewing on the ICME Facebook Page:


Nov 19 2015

Join the ICME community!  At Stanford ICME, we do Big Math. Apply now to become a part of our small cohort of highly-qualified students from all over the world for MS & PhD programs starting in 2016. Interdisciplinary coursework and research in distributed computing, data visualization, optimization, discrete math, financial mathematics, data science, matrix computations, PDEs, and more. 

Nov 17 2015

ICME invites applications for a faculty appointment at the assistant professor or untenured associate professor level, in all areas of foundational computational mathematics and scientific computing. Applications should include a research plan (max. 4 pages), teaching plan (max. 2 pages), a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least five references.   

Candidates should apply online at...

Nov 12 2015

ICME will host our second annual Xtend event on November 12-13, 2015.  This one-of-a-kind event brings ICME students and faculty together with our partners from industry and national labs for two days of networking and recruiting, discussions on current trends in our fields, workshops, and mixers.   View the event website at  An invitation-only event, please email...

Nov 12 2015

ICME's recent conference was today featured in the Stanford Report article: Needed: More women in data science.  The inaugural Women in Data Science Conference took place at Stanford University on November 2, 2015.  Four hundred Data Scientists packed the Arrillaga Alumni Center for a day full of tech talks, inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, and networking conversations....

Nov 2 2015

For those of you who won't join in-person for Monday's sold-out Women in Data Science Conference, we have great news!  The conference will be available via livestream here:


Nov 2 2015

Mark your calendars to attend the innagural Women in Data Science Conference on Monday, November 2, 2015. This one-day technical conference is expected to draw guests from industry and academia along with students from Stanford and other Bay Area universities.  Featuring the highest-caliber industry experts from around the world as technical speakers,...

Nov 2 2015

Registration is NOW OPEN for the inaugural Women in Data Science Conference, to be held at Stanford University on Monday, November 2, 2015. 

Click here to view the official event site and to register today:

Early bird registration rates are available now through September 20th. 

  • General:    $200
  • Student:    $50
  • Academia: $...