Courses offered by Mathematical and Computational Science program are listed under the subject code MCS on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses website.
This interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in MCS is sponsored by Stanford's departments of Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Management Science & Engineering, providing students with a core of mathematics basic to all the mathematical sciences and an introduction to concepts and techniques of computation, optimal decision making, probabilistic modeling, and statistical inference.
Utilizing the faculty and courses of the departments listed above, this major prepares students for graduate study or employment in the mathematical and computational sciences or in those areas of applied mathematics which center around the use of computers and are concerned with the problems of the social and management sciences. A biology option is offered for students interested in applications of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to the biological sciences (bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, neurosciences); and in a similar spirit, an engineering and statistics option.
Undergraduate Mission Statement for Mathematical and Computational Science
The mission of the Mathematical and Computational Science Program is to provide students with a core of mathematics basic to all the mathematical sciences and an introduction to concepts and techniques of computation, optimal decision making, probabilistic modeling and statistical inference. The program is interdisciplinary in its focus, and students are required to complete course work in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and management science and engineering. A computational biology track is available for students interested in biomedical applications. The program prepares students for careers in academic, financial and government settings as well as for study in graduate or professional schools.
Director: Professor Guenther Walther
Associate Director: Professor Chiara Sabatti
Faculty Advisers: Assistant Professor John Duchi, Associate Professor David Rogosa, Assistant Professor Johan Ugander,
Steering Committee: Takeshi Amemiya (Economics, emeritus), Emmanuel Candès (Mathematics, Statistics), Brian Conrad (Mathematics), Richard Cottle (Management Science and Engineering, emeritus), John Duchi (Electrical Engineering & Statistics), Darrel Duffie (Economics & GSB), Bradley Efron (Statistics), Peter Glynn (Management Science and Engineering), Ramesh Johari (Management Science and Engineering), Percy Liang (Computer Science & Statistics), Parviz Moin (Mechanical Engineering), George Papanicolaou (Mathematics), David Rogosa (Education & Statistics), Chiara Sabatti (Biomedical Data Science & Statistics), David Siegmund (Statistics), Jonathan Taylor (Statistics), Brian White (Mathematics)