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 internationally-recognized center in
several important and well defined areas of mathematics and its applications
- To be a much-needed interface between the Department of Mathematics and
other USC departments and institutions outside USC.
- To serve as a catalyst in the development of state-of-the-art
activities in applicable mathematics at USC.