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 
WanJung Kuo 
Yang Huang 





Computer Science 
Mathematics 
Biomedical Engineering 
Physics 
Mathematics 





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

NavierStokes 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



