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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 Wan-Jung Kuo Yang Huang
Computer Science Mathematics Biomedical Engineering Physics Mathematics
2014 2014 2013 2012 2012
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
Monday, September 08 Career Advice Panel

Panelists: Francis Bonahon, Eric Friedlander, Jason Fulman, Cymra Haskell, Paul Sobaje
Moderator: Kenneth Alexander

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

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Anna Mazzucato Penn State University Monday, September 15 Optimal mixing by incompressible flows

I will discuss mixing of passive scalars by incompressible flows and measures of optimal mixing. In particular, I will present recent results concerning examples of flows that achieve the optimal theoretical rate in the case of flows with prescribed energy or enstrophy budget. These examples are related to loss of regularity for solutions of transport equations.

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Marco Sammartino University of Palermo, visiting USC Monday, October 06 Navier-Stokes Equations in the Zero Viscosity Limit: Boundary Layers, Separation and Blow Ups

The appearance of a boundary layer (BL) is a ubiquitous phenomenon in applied mathematics: a BL occurs when the presence of a small parameter causes a sharp transition between the perturbed and the unperturbed regime. The concept of BL was introduced by Ludwig Prandtl to give an explanation to D'Alembert's paradox; Prandtl's 1904 paper would prove to be one of the most important fluid dynamics paper ever written.
However, despite...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Nets Katz Caltech Monday, October 13 To be Announced