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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
Susan Friedlander
The CAMS Director is elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Mathematical Council of the Americas.
Spring 2015 Thursday, March 19, 2015

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.
Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Anthony Suen Hong Kong Institute of Education Monday, April 27 Existence of intermediate weak solution to the equations of multi-dimensional chemotaxis systems

We prove the global-in-time existence of intermediate weak solutions of the equations of chemotaxis system in a bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^2$ or $\mathbb{R}^3$ with initial chemical concentration small in $H^1$. No smallness assumption is imposed on the initial cell density which is in $L^2$. We first show that when the initial chemical concentration $c_0$ is small only in $H^1$ and $(n_0-n_\infty,c_0)$ is smooth, the classical...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Grace Wahba University of Wisconsin Monday, May 04 Learning Genetic Risk Models Using Distance Covariance

We extend an approach suggested by Li, Zhong and Zhu (2012) to use distance covariance (DCOV) as a variable selection method by providing the DCOV Variable Selection Theorem, which gives a principled stopping rule for a greedy variable selection algorithm. We apply the resulting DCOV Variable Selection Method in two genetic based classification problems with small sample size and large vectors of gene expression data.

The first...

Past Colloquium
Yuri Tschinkel Director of the MPS Division of the Simons Foundation and Professor at the Courant Institute Wednesday, April 15 Simons Foundation Discussion

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) seeks to extend the frontiers of basic research. The Division’s primary focus is on mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The division awards grants primarily through competitive, open, application-based procedures.

Past Colloquium
Yuri Tschinkel Director of the MPS Division of the Simons Foundation and Professor at the Courant Institute Wednesday, April 15 Geometry of Numbers

I will discuss Minkowski's geometric ideas and their modern incarnations.