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 PMKAP 414

Sylvester Gates
University of Maryland
Monday, January 26

How Attempting To Answer A Physics Question Led Me to Graph Theory, ErrorCorrecting Codes, Coxeter Algebras, and Algebraic Geometry
We discuss how a still unsolved problem in the representation theory of Superstring/MTheory 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 socalled 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, initiallyturbulent 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...



