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.
 To maintain USC's position as an internationallyrecognized center in
several important and well defined areas of mathematics and its applications
 To be a muchneeded interface between the Department of Mathematics and
other USC departments and institutions outside USC.
 To serve as a catalyst in the development of stateoftheart
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.
Anand Kumar Narayanan 
Ibrahim Ekren 
Sushmita Allam 



Computer Science 
Mathematics 
Biomedical Engineering 





Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMGerontology Courtyard

Reception: Emmanuel Candes
Monday, April 13

You are cordially invited to attend


Upcoming Colloquium
4:00 PMGerontology Auditorium

Emmanuel Candes
Stanford University, Joint with the Marshall School of Business
Monday, April 13

Around the Reproducibility of Scientific Research: A Knockoff Filter for Controlling the False Discovery Rate
The big data era has created a new scientific paradigm: collect data first, ask questions later. When the universe of scientific hypotheses that are being examined simultaneously is not taken account, inferences are likely to be false. The consequence is that follow up studies are likely not to be able to reproduce earlier reported findings or discoveries. This reproducibility failure bears a substantial cost and this talk is about...


Upcoming Colloquium
Special Time3:30 PMKAP 414

Yuri Tschinkel
Director of the MPS Division of the Simons Foundation and Professor at the Courant Institute
Wednesday, April 15

Geometry of Numbers
I will discuss Minkowski's geometric ideas and their modern incarnations.


Upcoming Colloquium
Special Time4:45 PMKAP 414

Yuri Tschinkel
Director of the MPS Division of the Simons Foundation and Professor at the Courant Institute
Wednesday, April 15

Simons Foundation Discussion
The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) seeks to extend the frontiers of basic research. The Division’s primary focus is on mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The division awards grants primarily through competitive, open, applicationbased procedures.



