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ICME Project Based Research Courses

ICME offers several multidisciplinary graduate level courses designed to give students hands-on experience working in teams through real-world project-based research and experiential classroom activities. Students work in dynamic teams with the support of course faculty and mentors, researching preselected topics. The courses expose students to important techniques in computational math and data science as well as to the soft skills necessary for success such as values and ethics, unintended consequences and team building.

Courses offered: Courses previously offered:
Xplore CME 291 (most quarters)Analytics Accelerator CME 217 (2020-2022)
Applied Data Science CME 218 (Fall 2023) 

Students - ICME Graduate students gain valuable experience and mentorship they would not otherwise find in the classroom while working toward course credit.

Mentors - High quality, committed mentors are key to a project's success as they provide direction, quality data, expertise, and encouragement through weekly meetings.

Faculty - Each project is guided by an ICME Faculty to provide oversight and direction, which offers students and mentors a unique opportunity to work closely with ICME Faculty on valuable research.

Recent Project Videos

Siqi Ma (MS Statistics), Jinny Chung (MS Statistics), Peter Krenek (MS Aero/Astro)

Tasha Kim (MS CME), Gordon Tsai (MS Management Science), Paul Dupenloup (PhD Management Science)

Shirley Zang (MS Civil Engineering), Larsen Weigle (MS Computer Science), Trey LaBounty (MS Management Science & Engineering)

Elsa Bismuth (MS CME), Oscar Aguilar (MS Management Science), Cheng Chang (MS CME)


Thank you to our project mentors

IntelMicrosoftThe Institute for Disease ModelingWorld Bank GroupSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
MathWorksVanguardThe Ocean CleanupWalmart LabsStanford, Department of Biomedical Data Science
TwilioStanford School of MedicineHawaii Digital Health LabSandia National LaboratoriesSLB
LighthausStanford, Center for Science and LawInditexLawrence Berkeley LabIBM

Thank you to our ICME faculty sponsors

Susan AtheyMargot GerritsenAlex IoannidisGeorge PapanicolaouJenny Suckale
Biondo BiondiAshish GoelDoug JamesMarco PavoneDaniel Tartakovsky
Carlos BustamanteAlan GousYing LuMarkus PelgerMadeleine Udell
Eric DarveCatherine GorleAlison MarsdenRam RajagopalWing Wong
David DonohoTrevor HastieBrad OsgoodAshwin RaoMary Wootters
Eric DunhamGianluca IaccarinoJulia PalaciosAndreas SantucciLexing Ying