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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 PMGerontology Courtyard
Reception: Emmanuel Candes Monday, April 13 You are cordially invited to attend

Upcoming Colloquium
4:00 PMGerontology Auditorium
Emmanuel Candes Stanford University, Joint with the Marshall School of Business Monday, April 13 Around the Reproducibility of Scientific Research: A Knockoff Filter for Controlling the False Discovery Rate

The big data era has created a new scientific paradigm: collect data first, ask questions later. When the universe of scientific hypotheses that are being examined simultaneously is not taken account, inferences are likely to be false. The consequence is that follow up studies are likely not to be able to reproduce earlier reported findings or discoveries. This reproducibility failure bears a substantial cost and this talk is about...

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Anthony Suen Hong Kong Institute of Education Monday, April 27 To be Announced

Upcoming Colloquium
3:30 PMKAP 414
Grace Wahba University of Wisconsin Monday, May 04 To be Announced