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.

Susan Friedlander, the Chair of the MCofA Executive Committee


Susan welcomes the participants and opens the 2017 Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal.

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Fall 2017


Shanghua Teng is appointed a University Professor



CAMS Board Member Shanghua Teng joins a group of exceptional USC faculty members who are designated by the President as University Professor.

Spring 2017

USC in the TOP TEN Schools for a Degree in Applied Mathematics


USA TODAY published a list of the top 10 schools for applied mathematics in the US. USC was number 7. The list comes from College Factual and is a ranking of colleges based on their overall quality.                   

Spring, 2016

A Workshop organised by Peter Constantin, Natasa Pavlovic and Vlad Vicol on current developments in fluid dynamics will be held at ICERM at Brown on the occasion of Susan Friedlander's birthday.

Fall 2016

Solomon Golomb, In Memoriam, 1932-2016


With much sadness we record the death of CAMS Board Member Solomon Golomb. A wonderful Colleague whose ground breaking work on cryptography and other branches of mathematics was recognized by numerous prizes and awards, including the National Medal of Science.

Spring 2016

Susan Friedlander Member of the MIT Visiting Committee


CAMS Director Susan Friedlander is appointed to the MIT Visiting Committee for the Mathematics Department.

Spring 2016

Solomon Golomb awarded the 2016 Franklin Medal


CAMS Board Member Solomon Golomb is awarded the 2016 Franklin Medal for his work in digital communications.

Spring 2016


Modeling Bumble Bee Population Dynamics with Delay Differential Equations or What's the Buzz about Global Bumblebee Decline?

Thomas Banks
CAMS Distinguished Lecturer
Monday, October 23rd,
KAP 414

Blowup or no blowup? The interplay between analysis and computation in the study of 3D Euler equations

Thomas Hou, California Institute of Technology
Monday, October 30th,
KAP 414

Trust and cybersecurity: In search of a multi-disciplinary theory and solutions for real world problems

Claire Vishik, Intel Corporation
Monday, November 6th,
KAP 414

The impact of laminar boundary layers on the search for the ultimate regime of turbulent convection

Jared Whitehead, Brigham Young University
Monday, November 13th,
KAP 414

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