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 





Past Colloquium

Thanasis Fokas
Cambridge University
Thursday, May 08

Boundary Value Problems and Medical Imaging
In the late 60s a new area emerged in mathematical physics known as "Integrable Systems". Ideas and techniques of "Integrability" have had a significant impact in several areas of mathematics, science and engineering, from the proof of the Schottky problem in algebraic geometry, to optical communications. In this lecture, two such implications will be reviewed: (a) A novel method for analysing boundary value problems, which unifies...


Past Colloquium

Alexander Lipton
Bank of America
Monday, April 21

Threedimensional Brownian motion and its applications to CVA and trading


Past Colloquium

Lisa Fauci
Tulane
Wednesday, April 16

Explorations in biofluids: a tale of two tails
In the past decade, the study of the fluid dynamics of swimming organisms has flourished. With the possibility of using fabricated robotic micro swimmers for drug delivery, or harnessing the power of natural microorganisms to transport loads, the need for a full description of flow properties is evident. At a larger scale, the swimming of a simple vertebrate, the lamprey, can shed light on the coupling of neural signals to muscle...


Past Colloquium

Kevin Zumbrun
Indiana University
Monday, March 31

Nonlinear modulation of spatially periodic waves
Periodic waves are important features of solutions of nonlinear evolution systems in such varied contexts as optics, hydrodynamics, and reaction diffusion. A formal description of their behavior under perturbation is given by WKB expansion in terms of modulations in phase and local waveform, as pioneered by Whitham, HowardKopell, and Serre in various contexts. The Whitham modulation equations take the form, to lowest order,...



