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.


  • Juhi Jang awarded 2015-16 Von Neumann Fellowship

    CAMS member Juhi Jang is    awarded a prestigous Von Neuman Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is a visiting member at IAS for the academic year 2015-2016.
  • Shanghua Teng awarded 2015 Godel Prize


    CAMS board member Shanghua Teng is awarded the 2015 Godel Prize for his work with Dan Spielman on nearly-linear-time Laplacian solvers.
    Summer 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Michael Waterman accepts 2015 Dan David Award



    I will address the time dimension and begin with a question: Why was biology so late developing as a science? The ancients had their various explanations for why rocks are immobile while rabbits dash about. Aristotle, as he did with everything, devised...

    Summer 2015

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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  • Fengzhu Sun selected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association


    CAMS member Fengzhu Sun is selected a fellow of the American Statistical Association in April 2015.

    Spring 2015

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Some regularity results for the 3D-Navier-Stokes equations

Mohammed Ziane, USC

Monday, February 1
3:30 PM
KAP 414


Michael Shelley, Courant Institute
Joint with AME

Wednesday, February 10

How large is n! = n(n-1)(n-2)…3.2.1 ?


Benedict Gross, Harvard University

Monday, February 22
4:30 pm

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