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Graduates of Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) go on to work in a wide range of specializations including but not limited to: software, start-ups, higher education, engineering, finance, high-performance computing, consulting, high-tech, energy/oil and gas national labs, scientific computing, and government research.

Listen to ICME alumni-entrepreneurs who spoke at a seminar on big math in start-ups


Ankita Sharma, MS '18
Ankita Sharma, MS ’18
Data and Applied Scientist at Microsoft

“ I am working on an upcoming Microsoft product and am enjoying the entrepreneurial nature of my work ... ”

John Gunnar Carlsson, PhD '09
John Gunnar Carlsson ’09
Kellner Family Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

“ I work on problems in transportation and logistics, like finding efficient ways to deliver packages ... ”

Hui Jiang, PhD '09
Hui Jiang, PhD ’09
Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan

“ The trainings that students receive at ICME can help them fit in many future careers ... ”

Esteban Arcaute
Sr. Director and Head of Data Science, Category Development, at @WalmartLabs

“ We work on a wide array of data science problems, from entity extraction and categorization ... ”

Irina Kalashnikova, PhD '11
Irina Kalashnikova, PhD '11
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM

“ What impressed me the most..was the wide range of interdisciplinary research taking place at ICME ... ”

Joel Franklin, PhD '03
Joel Franklin, PhD '03
Professor of Physics, Reed College- Portland, Oregon

“ The program provided the freedom to learn about and explore a variety of mathematics and application ... ”

Huang-Wei Chang, PhD '13
Huang-Wei Chang, PhD '13
Software Engineer at Google- Mountain View, CA

“ Be brave enough to think how to solve problems in a computationally mathematical way ... ”

Sergey Koltakov, PhD '13
Sergey Koltakov, PhD '13
Head of Science, Locus Energy- Palo Alto, CA

“ Once in the real world, I’ve realized how important it was to have an advisor ... ”

Wei Li, MS '11
Wei Li, MS '11
Quantitative Investment Researcher, GF Futures CO., LTD- Guangzhou, China

“ daily work is to analyze historical data to identify profitable trading signals. ... ”

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