The Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS)
Dr. Worku T. Bitew and Dr. Irina Neymotin, Co-Directors
The objective of the Center, CAMS, is to develop and run different programs that enable our students to engage in research projects related to different areas of Applied Mathematics. As a consequence of this research, the students gain knowledge in advanced Mathematics and see its immediate applications to specific problems that arise in recent scientific investigations. We strongly believe that this experience is very valuable for our students, not only academically, but most importantly it helps students build their professional careers and identify possible areas for further study in graduate school.
Some of the student projects include: An Examination of Vibrating String Problems (presented in a poster session of the annual regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America), the cross-disciplinary project Analysis of Heartbeat Pattern during Relaxation Period Following Strenuous Exercise, and the signal processing project Filtering noisy signals.
The Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences also provides an opportunity for faculty in the Mathematics and other departments to widen their knowledge of mathematics and its applications to interdisciplinary fields. Besides providing research opportunities, CAMS also organizes colloquiums and seminars in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Harmonic Analysis (the Fourier Transform and its Applications), and Applied Mathematics and Economics related to our recent research activities.
Our activities give students a better vision of what can be accomplished with an applied mathematics degree, and lead to higher enrollment in our program by creating awareness of concrete employment opportunities available to mathematics majors.