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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
Vlad Vicol
The first CAMS Prize winner is awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.
Vlad Vicol is currently an assistant professor at Princeton.

Spring 2015 Friday, February 27, 2015
The first CAMS Prize winner is awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.

Michael Waterman
Member of the CAMS Board is awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize. He will share the $1 million prize with two other leaders in bioinformatics.
Spring 2015 Monday, February 23, 2015
Member of the CAMS Board is awarded the prestigious Dan David Prize.

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
Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Mickael Chekroun UCLA Monday, March 09 Non-Markovian Reduced Equations for Stochastic PDEs

In this talk, a novel approach to deal with the parameterization problem of the “small" spatial scales by the “large" ones for stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs) will be discussed. This approach relies on stochastic parameterizing manifolds (PMs) which are random manifolds aiming to provide — in a mean square sense — approximate parameterizations of the small scales by the large ones. Backward-forward systems will...

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...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Emmanuel Candes Stanford University, Joint with the Marshall School of Business Monday, April 13 To be Announced

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Igor Kukavica USC Monday, April 27 To be Announced