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Oct 16 2015

The HIVE Xperience is your chance to see the HIVE in action

  • Discover the nuances that can be uncovered in viewing your research images in large-scale and ultra-high resolution
  • See samples of collaborative visualization and research projects already taking place in the HIVE
  • Bring your own images!  See what your high-resolution images look like on the HIVE by bringing your files with you to the...
Oct 7 2015

Registration is NOW OPEN for this year's NVIDIA Tech Talks event and Hands-On Labs.  

This year's theme is End to End Analytics in Research, Industry, and Business-- the event takes place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Stanford University's Huang Engineering Center. 


Brought to you by NVIDIA and ICME (a NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence), each year we get together in the Huang Engineering Center for a morning full of tech talks and activities and an afternoon with...

Oct 6 2015

Announcing the launch of the Stanford Data Lab website: A new ICME initiative, the data lab includes the challenge lab and the impact lab, both led by Bill Behrman, Ph.D. '98.
The Challenge Lab is new and experimental, hands-on learning where students solve real-world problems as data detectives. Impact Lab students tackle important, high-impact problems with external partners on...

Sep 21 2015

Stanford's fall quarter begins on Monday, September 21.  A warm welcome (or welcome back) to all of our students!  

ICME has a lot in store for the autumn quarter.  Check out the events site, which has details on a few of the many events we'll host in the next few months. 


Sep 17 2015

Tickets for the Women in Data Science Conference, taking place at Stanford this autumn, sold out in just a few short days.  

We're delighted with this amazing response and the widespread interest in the conference!  

If you would like to receive wait list notifications, conference updates, and live streaming notifications, sign up for our mailing list.

Aug 4 2015

Please join ICME in welcoming Professor Gianluca Iaccarino to his new post as Co-Director of ICME.  

ICME's recent rapid growth and expansion into new initiatives has brought a number of exciting opportunities to focus on what's ahead for the Institute.  In the role of Co-Director, ...

Aug 3 2015

ICME faculty member Antony Jameson has earned the highest honor in his field, the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, for his lifetime of acheivement in aeronautics.  Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Helicopter Society, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor Jameson joins a distinguished group of Guggenheim Medalists including...

Jul 7 2015

Registration is now open for the ICME Summer Workshop series.  This summer, choose from seven different courses centered on the fundamentals of data science:

  • Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Matrix Computations
  • Introduction to Optimization
  • ...
Jun 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 Shortcourse Sensation, which are free of charge and open for registration now:  


Jun 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: 


Jun 14 2015

This Sunday, ICME looks foward to celebrating commencement with our graduates and their frineds and families.  

Congratulations, Graduates!

Commencement information:

Photos from commencement may be viewed on our Facebook page

Jun 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 "new, high-end, massively parallel computer to demonstrate the power of algorithms that instruct processors to work together to solve challenging problems,"...

Jun 2 2015

May 22, 2015 marked the innagural ICME Xpo, an up-close and inside look at how computational mathematics, data science, scientific computing, and related fields are applied across a wide range of domain areas. Fifty plus research poster presentations kicked off the afternoon, which culminated with a series of faculty vision talks to highlight the work and resarch going on now across disciplines. Later that...

May 22 2015
This May at the ICME Xpo, get an up-close and inside look at current research and future plans for ICME faculty and students.   ICME is engaged with over 50 faculty from 18 departments throughout Stanford.  ...
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 academic leaders.

This fellowship is named in honor of one of Stanford’s most distinguished citizens, Provost Emeritus Gerald J. Lieberman. A member of the Department of Statistics...

May 2 2015

The inaugural Bay Area Optimization Meeting will be held Saturday, May 2 from 9:15am-4:00pm at UC Berkeley.

To register for this event or to view the schedule, visit

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 are just some of a set of the many routines that Gene wrote for the ILLIAC I that were widely used by the faculty and graduate students of the day.  These documents describe the routines' use as well...

Apr 30 2015

ICME congratulates Rujia Jiang, ICME Masters Student, on her recent election as Co-Chair of the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Council.  

Infused with passionate students willing to work on important issues, the GSC serves as the student voice for issues that affect Stanford graduate students and the university as a whole.  Recent GCS initiatives include hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner each year...

Apr 27 2015

What's happening in Spring 2015 at ICME?  

Click here to read our April newsletter.  


  • Letter from ICME Director, Margot Gerritsen
  • ICME Xpo: Inside ICME Research
  • Imaging Sciences, ICME's Newest Masters Track
  • Indira Choudhury Honored
  • New Video featuring ICME Students, Faculty, and Alumni
  • Upcoming Events...
Apr 24 2015

In April 2015, ICME was pleased to host MIT researchers and Julia developers.  Two of the visitors, Andreas Noack and Jiahao Chen, spoke in our Linear Algebra and Optimization seminar series.  Their talks are now available to view on the ICME Studio YouTube channel:

Apr 20 2015

Please join Yousef Saad as he presents a talk about Parallel Multilevel Low-Rank Approximation Preconditioners for the ICME Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, April 20.

This presentation will discuss a class of preconditioning methods for solving linear systems of equations that are based on exploiting low-rank approximations to certain matrices. These methods have a number of appealing features. Because they are essentially approximate inverse techniques,they handle...

Apr 14 2015

Congratulations to Statistics grad student Lucas Janson, ICME PhD student Ed Schmerling, and ICME faculty Marco Pavone and Margot Gerritsen for being one of eight teams to win a 2015 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship! 

The Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship focuses on recognizing, rewarding, and mentoring innovative PhD students across a broad range of technical areas. This program is open to students from a preselected variety of top US based and international schools. Qualcomm Research's...

Feb 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 scientific...

Feb 9 2015

What's happening in Winter 2015 at ICME?  

Click here to read our January newsletter.  


  • Meet ICME Director, Margot Gerritsen
  • Celebrating...
Feb 2 2015
Mark Embree, Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, will be giving the inaugural seminar in the new ICME Distinguished Speaker Series. 
Professor Embree will be presenting a talk about Interpolatory Matrix Approximations.
Interpolatory factorizations provide alternatives to the singular value decomposition for low-rank matrix approximations; this class includes the CUR factorization, where the C and R matrices are formed from subsets of...
Jan 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 generously donate time to alumni, go beyond the expectations of University appointments and embody the mission of Stanford Alumni Association. 

During the ceremony, Provost John...

Jan 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 more.  View the entire seminar here:  ...

Jan 23 2015
Join ICME for BIG MATH IN SMALL COMPANIES: A Quant Perspective on Entrepreneurship.  
This event will feature a panel of ICME alumni and others who have founded or joined start-ups after grad school.  Speakers will answer questions from the audience and also discuss 
  • How did they end up in a start-up?  
  • What role does "big math" play in their work?  
  • ...
Jan 23 2015

Marco Pavone has been chosen to receive a NSF Career Award for his research proposal on "Driving the Future: Models and Control Methods to Coordinate Fleets of Self-Driving Vehicles in Future Transportation Networks."  

The CAREER program is one of the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the...

Dec 20 2014

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays and a joyus New Year.  

Stanford University and ICME will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015.  We'll reopen on the first day of winter quarter: Monday, January 5, 2014. 

Dec 18 2014

Professor Michael Saunders recently went to China and wanted to share this lovely photo of when he met President Xi. Pictured along with Michael is ICME alum, Linzhong Deng (PhD '10).

Dec 15 2014

Whether it was through pictures of barbeques, costume parties, or Stanford events... or a captured moment from a study session, an internship, or a walk around the campus, ICME students shared some truly great photographs with us this quarter as a part of the 2014 student photo contest.  A big thank you to all of the students who contributed their work to the contest, and a huge congratulations to all of the winners!


Dec 13 2014

This year, Bay Area Scientific Computing Day will be at Stanford University on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Register now:

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, BASCD provides junior researchers a venue to present their...

Dec 5 2014

ICME will be celebrating our annual holiday party on Friday, December 5th at 2:00p.m. Join us in the ICME main lobby for an afternoon of food, drinks, and good conversation.


Dec 4 2014

Margot Gerritsen, Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering and Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, is the winner of the 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award. 

The Richard W. Lyman Award was established in 1983 in President Emeritus Richard W. Lyman's honor. The Award recognizes one outstanding faculty member for extraordinary service to the alumni community and Stanford Alumni Association programs. Recipients generously donate time to alumni, go beyond...

Nov 25 2014

ICME Faculty member Emmanuel Candès will be awarded the 2015 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics for his work on compressed sensing that has revolutionized signal processing and medical imaging and his related work on computational harmonic analysis, statistics and scientific computing. See more at: ...

Nov 24 2014

This week's category is "My Summer Internship" with two fun photographs selected as finalists. 

We need your help selecting the winner of this category.  Go to the ICME Facebook page to view the entries.  

The photo with the most “Likes” will receive a prize—voting is open until Friday and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, along with the entries for next...

Nov 24 2014

ICME Xtend took place on the Stanford Campus November 6 & 7, 2014.  The inaugural event of what will be an annual happening in ICME, Xtend 2014 included 221 total interviews in one day, taking place between 71 participating students and 14 companies and 3 national laboratories.  Xtend 2014 also included short courses taught by ICME students and alumni; demonstrations of the HIVE visualization center; a keynote by Dean Persis Drell; faculty and industry panels; and social events during...

Nov 20 2014

Event is Next Week-- RSVP before Friday, November 14 if you plan to attend.

Antony Jameson, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford, will be celebrating his 80th birthday this year. In honor of his 80th birthday, the Boeing Company will be hosting...

Nov 17 2014

This week's category in the Fall 2014 ICME Student Photo Contest is "Social Life."  Four fun pictures are finalists, and we need your help selecting the winner of this category. 

Go to the ICME Facebook page to view the entries.  

The photo with the most “Likes” will receive a prize—voting is open until Friday and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, along...

Nov 10 2014

Announcing the Fall 2014 ICME Student Photo Contest. 
This week's category is "Campus Scenes" with three fantastic photographs selected as finalists. 

We need your help selecting the winner of this category.  Go to the ICME Facebook page to view the entries.  

The photo with the most “Likes” will receive a prize—voting is open until Friday and we’ll...

Nov 6 2014

ICME will host our first-ever Xtend event on November 6-8, 2014.  A unique opportunity for alumni, students, faculty, and industry partners to network, discuss current trends in our fields, and attend several workshops and short courses, ICME Xtend is a three-day gathering don the Stanford main campus.  Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Saturday, November 8, 2014  View the event website at   An...

Oct 24 2014

Provost John Etchemendy announced Thursday that nine Stanford faculty members had been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows.  

Join us in congratulating the two ICME faculty who are among the honorees:  Brad Osgood, professor of Electrical Engineering, and Margot Gerritsen, ICME Director and professor of Energy Resources Engineering.  

Established in 2001, the...

Oct 15 2014

Save the date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 is NVIDIA CUDA on Campus day at Stanford University.  

Stanford University, a NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence, and NVIDIA are organizing CUDA on Campus.  Stanford faculty and researchers will speak about of how heterogeneous computing with GPUs is important to sustaining and advancing the state of the art in scientific and research...

Oct 15 2014

Announcing CUDA on Campus Day- October 15, 2014 at Stanford.

Brought to you by NVIDIA and ICME (a NVIDA CUDA Center of Excellence), each year we get together in the Huang Engineering Center for a morning full of tech talks and an afternoon with GPU computing labs. 

Register today-

Sep 18 2014

ICME alumnus Cris Cecka, PhD '11, is featured in the NVIDIA CUDA Spotlight this week for his work on GPU- Accelerated Computational Mathematics. Cris is a lecturer and research scientist at Harvard University's Institute for Applied Computational Science.  See the article here:

Sep 5 2014

ICME in the News:  Click here to read a recent feature on ICME, which highlights our first decade and what's on the horizon for the Institute:  

Sep 5 2014

The Mobilize Center, selected from a competitive pool of applications to establish a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center, is coming soon to Stanford.  The Mobilize Center will unify several modeling approaches to make predictions and gain inference from large, heterogeneous datasets, including statistical learning, mechanistic modeling, and machine learning.  The project will assemble some of Stanford’s leading data science and...

Aug 21 2014

Stanford University was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Major Reseach Instrumentation grant, which will be used to bring an "Extreme GPU" HPC cluster to campus.  The X-GPU will be comprised of 54 compute nodes using the Cray Hydra technology with FDR Infiniband. Each node has Intel Haswell 12-cores; 8 NVIDIA Kepler cards; 128 GB of DDR4 memory; a 120 GB SSD and two 1 TB hard drives.

Principal Investigators for this award are Todd Martinez, Tom Abel, ...

Aug 18 2014

Jeremy Kozdon, MS '06, PhD '09 and assistant professor of applied mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is featured in the SIAM News this month for his work on earthquake modeling with Professor Eric Dunham.

Kozdon and Dunham's team studies earthquakes by means of dynamic rupture modeling.  Click ...