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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 2015-2016 they include Computational Geosciences, Data Science, Imaging Sciences, and Mathematical & Computational Finance.

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
Tuesday November 10
12:30PM to 13:15PM
CME 300: First Year Seminar Series
Thursday November 12
09:00AM to 13:00PM
ICME Xtend 2015
Thursday November 12
16:30PM to 17:45PM
CME 510: Linear Algebra Optimization Seminar
Monday November 16
16:30PM to 17:30PM
CME 500: Departmental Seminar


Monday, November 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:  


Tuesday, October 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.

Thursday, November 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...

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