Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS)
The Center runs 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. The center also coordinates undergraduate research/internship performed by applied mathematics major students with a faculty in other departments or with an Off-Campus mentor.
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.
Under the Center, students work on cross-disciplinary projects in Applied Sciences with a faculty mentor. They also present their work at regional and national conferences and participate in an undergraduate research competition.
- Students won first place at the 26th Annual Statewide C-Step Conference Poster Competition in the category of Math/Physics/Computer Science. Their research was supported by Students First Grant, Mathematical Modeling and Optimization in Resource and Environmental Management . 2018.
Some students also managed to publish papers in peer reviewed international and national journals.
- Recent publications
- Aqsa Ahad, Aylara Alleyne, Worku T. Bitew, Michael DeOliveira, Courtney Schordine, Nicholas Seaton. Dynamic Optimization in Building Personal Emergency Fund. Ball State Undergraduate Mathematics Exchange. Pages 54-64. 2021.
- W. T. Bitew, E. Elias, Y. Mustafa and R. Vogel. Dynamic Optimization in Order Fulfillment Process. Mongolian Mathematical Journal. Pages 30-38. 20(2020).
- Projects in Progress
- Justin Abeles, Worku T. Bitew, Radika Latchman, Nicholas Seaton, Michael Tartamella, Richard Vogel. Optimal Advertising Expenditure. Submitted. 2022.
- Worku T. Bitew, Perry Dunetz, Ziaul Islam , Joe Motis, Billy Nguyen. Optimal Control Plan in Epidemic Control: The Ebola Outbreak. Paper presented to the 5th Annual Farmingdale State College Celebration of Faculty Scholarship. Farmingdale, New York. December 10, 2020.
Students were encouraged by their research experience at the Center to continue their graduate study. For example they joined graduate programs at Stony Brook University (AMS), Columbia University (Financial Engineering ), Hofstra University (MBA), Farmingdale State College (Technology Management).
The center collaborates with the RAM program and other departments in the NSF-SSTEM one million dollars grant.
- The Center's director serves as a Co-Principal Investigator and mentor of the Farmingdale's NSF-SSTEM one million dollars grant, Supporting Undergraduate Students in Bioscience and Applied Mathematics.
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 by organizing or co-organizing learning seminars, seminars and colloquiums in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry, and topics related to our recent research activities. In addition to organizing seminars, we run weekly workshops in different areas of mathematics to support students outside the classroom.
- We were granted the 2015 Students First Grant, Career Development for Financial Mathematics Students. We run workshops to prepare students who were ready to take Actuarial Exams. We also provide preparation materials (books and special calculators).