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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.

Anand Kumar Narayanan Ibrahim Ekren Sushmita Allam
Computer Science Mathematics Biomedical Engineering
2014 2014 2013
News Events
Shang-Hua Teng
Member of the CAMS Board receives a five year, $500,000 Simons Investigator award from the Simons Foundations.
Summer 2014 Thursday, July 24, 2014
Shang-Hua Teng receives a prestigious Simons Foundation Award

The 2014 CAMS Prize Winners

Summer 2014 Tuesday, May 27, 2014
plus the selection committee

Michael Waterman
Member of the CAMS Board is elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014.
Spring 2014 Thursday, January 23, 2014
Member of the CAMS Board is elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014.
Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Sylvester Gates University of Maryland Monday, January 26 How Attempting To Answer A Physics Question Led Me to Graph Theory, Error-Correcting Codes, Coxeter Algebras, and Algebraic Geometry

We discuss how a still unsolved problem in the representation theory of Superstring/M-Theory has led to the discovery of previously unsuspected connections between diverse topics in mathematics.

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Wilfrid Gangbo Georgia Tech Monday, February 02 Existence of a solution to an equation arising from Mean Field Games

We construct a small time strong solution to a nonlocal Hamilton–Jacobi equation introduced by Lions, the so-called master equation, originating from the theory of Mean Field Games. We discover a link between metric viscosity solutions to local Hamilton–Jacobi equations studied independently by Ambrosio–Feng and G–Swiech, and the master equation. As a consequence we recover the existence of solutions to the First Order Mean Field...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Mickael Chekroun UCLA Monday, March 09 To be Announced

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Geoffrey Spedding USC A&ME Monday, March 23 Wake Signature Detection

The various regimes of strongly stratified flows have been studied extensively in theory, laboratory and numerical experiment. In the case of stratified, initially-turbulent wakes, the particular applications have drawn the research into high Froude and Reynolds number regimes (an internal Froude number is a ratio between timescales of turbulent motions vs. the restoring buoyancy forces, and a Reynolds number can be viewed as a ratio...