The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) has offered MS and PhD degrees in computational mathematics for over 30 years. Affiliated Faculty conduct groundbreaking research, train and advise graduate students, and provide over 60 courses in computational mathematics and scientific computing at both the undergraduate and graduate level, to the Stanford community.
We develop innovative computational and mathematical approaches for complex engineering and scientific problems, attracting talented PhD students from across the globe. Advised in research by more than 50 faculty from 20-plus departments, PhD students are immersed in a wide variety of fields including statistics and data science, machine and deep learning, 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 and national laboratories as well as in academia.
ICME PhD students cultivate a broad and deep understanding of computational mathematics through core courses in matrix computations, optimization, stochastics, discrete mathematics, and PDEs and through their research work with ICME affiliated faculty.