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Welcome to CAMS

The Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences is an organized research unit based in the Department of Mathematics at USC. The purpose of CAMS is to foster research and graduate education in Mathematics in a broad sense and in an interdisciplinary mode. One goal of the center's participants is to facilitate and encourage the development of applicable mathematics and its utilization in problems in engineering and the sciences.

The mission of the Center is threefold.
  1. To maintain USC's position as an internationally-recognized center in several important and well defined areas of mathematics and its applications
  2. To be a much-needed interface between the Department of Mathematics and other USC departments and institutions outside USC.
  3. To serve as a catalyst in the development of state-of-the-art activities in applicable mathematics at USC.

CAMS Prize Winners

Winners of the CAMS Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Research with a Substantial Mathematical Component.

Sunav Choudhary Zemin Zheng Anand Kumar Narayanan Ibrahim Ekren Sushmita Allam
Electrical Engineering Mathematics Computer Science Mathematics Biomedical Engineering
2015 2015 2014 2014 2013
News Events
Shanghua Teng
CAMS board member Shanghua Teng is awarded the 2015 Godel Prize for his work with Dan Spielman on nearly-linear-time Laplacian solvers.
Summer 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015
is awarded the 2015 Godel Prize

Michael Waterman's speech accepting the 2015 Dan David Award in Tel Aviv.
I will address the time dimension and begin with a question: Why was biology so late developing as a science? The ancients had their various explanations for why rocks are immobile while rabbits dash about. Aristotle, as he did with everything, devised...
Summer 2015 Tuesday, May 26, 2015 See full speech...

Fengzhu Sun
CAMS member Fengzhu Sun is selected a fellow of the American Statistical Association in April 2015.
Spring 2015 Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Is selected a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Career Panel Discussion Monday, September 21 Career Panel Discussion: "Planning your career: questions and advice"

Panelists: Andrea Appel, Eric Friedlander, Susan Montgomery, Stanislav Minsker
Moderator: Susan Friedlander.

All graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to come and ask questions about positioning themselves for their future careers.

Upcoming Colloquium
Special Time3:30 PMKAP 414
Mason Porter Oxford Wednesday, September 30 Multilayer Networks and Applications

Networks provided a powerful representation of complex systems of interacting entities. One of the most active areas of network science, with an explosion of publications during the last few years, is the study of "multilayer networks," in which heterogeneous types of entities can be connected via multiple social ties that change in time. Multilayer networks include multiple subsystems and "layers" of connectivity, and it is important...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Geordie Richards University of Rochester Monday, October 05 Ergodicity Results for Stochastic Boussinesq Equations

We will review some recent results on invariant measures for stochastic Boussinesq equations (model equations for Rayleigh-Benard convection perturbed by an additive noise). First we will discuss ergodicity and mixing results in the two-dimensional periodic domain with a spatially degenerate stochastic forcing. These results generalize recent progress of Hairer and Mattingly on hypoellipticity for infinite-dimensional systems....

Upcoming Colloquium
Special Time3:30 PMKAP 414
Juraj Földes Université Libre de Bruxelles Wednesday, October 07 Long term behaviour of maximal entropy solutions for 2D Euler equation

Two dimensional turbulent flows for large Reynold's numbers can be approximated by solutions of incompressible Euler's equation. As time increases, the solutions of Euler's equation are increasing their disorder; however, at the same time, they are limited by the existence of infinitely many invariants. Hence, it is natural to assume that the limit profiles are functions which maximize an entropy given the values of conserved quantities....