About CAMS

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About

Mission Statement​​

The Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences (CAMS) provides scientists at AUB and in Lebanon and the region with a vibrant intellectual environment for performing first-class research in the Mathematical Sciences. By creating opportunities for advanced research and teaching, and by serving as a catalyst for academic collaboration and interdisciplinary research, CAMS also plays a unique role in advancing the University’s vision and mission, and in attracting and retaining exceptional scholars as members of its intellectual community​

​​Objectives

The objectives of CAMS are to:​

  1. Promote original research in the Mathematical Sciences;
  2. Act as a focal point for collaborative research among mathematicians and scientists in the region, partly by hosting visitors for various intervals of time, and also by organizing topical meetings, workshops/seminars, and conferences in the Mathematical Sciences;
  3. Support pure and applied research programs in Mathematics, Computational Science, Climate Studies, Theoretical Physics, and Engineering at AUB and at other universities in Lebanon;
  4. Promote and contribute to Master’s and PhD programs in the Mathematical Sciences at AUB;
  5. Foster a multidisciplinary environment encompassing disciplines that make significant use of mathematical tools;
  6. ​Identify promising new fields of Science and Engineering with strong mathematical components, and encourage their integration within CAMS and the University.​​

History

CAMS was founded in 1999 through the efforts of an international group of scientists with the primary goal of becoming the premier center of excellence for research in the mathematical sciences in the Middle East.

By creating opportunities for top-quality research and teaching, and by encouraging academic collaboration and interdisciplinary research at AUB and in the region, CAMS has served as flagship institute within AUB's academic plan to revitalize scholarship and research in the mathematical sciences.

CAMS has a unique role to play as the leading regional institute for research in the mathematical sciences.



Committee​

​​​​​CAMS Steering Committee​

CAMS director is assisted by an internal Steering Committee composed of up to five senior AUB faculty members who are appointed by the provost for terms of two years, renewable. The committee assists in the review and ranking of scientific proposals submitted by faculty members seeking to join CAMS as fellows. It prepares, reviews, and proposes to the director quality scholarly activities that can be conducted or sponsored by CAMS. It assists in promoting activities conducted by and at CAMS, and in engaging relevant and interested AUB departments in participating in the work of the center. The committee also advises the director on academic, personnel, and any other matters at his/her request.

Committee meetings are chaired by the director. A secretary is appointed for the purpose of recording minutes, copies of which are forwarded to the Provost’s Office.

The members of the Steering Committee are:

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International Advisory Committee​

The International Advisory Committee of CAMS is an external committee made up of eminent scholars and scientists appointed by the president of the University. The purpose of the committee is to oversee the activities of CAMS; to assist it in planning; and to evaluate, on an annual basis, the center’s success in meeting its objectives with recommendations. Members of the Committee may also provide help in securing continued external funding for CAMS in accordance with the University’s fundraising policy. The provost of AUB is an ex-officio member of the committee who acts as its vice-chair and secretary. The current members of the International Advisory Committee are:​​


Visiting CAMS

​CAMS invite applications for a short term visits that range from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.  Travel and accommodation expenses might be covered after a careful assessment of the application.  Please press on the link below and fill in the application completely.  You will be notified that your application has been received.

Another notification will be received about the status of the application after the assessment is made.​





CAMS director is assisted by an internal Steering Committee composed of up to five senior AUB faculty members who are appointed by the provost for terms of two years, renewable. The committee assists in the review and ranking of scientific proposals submitted by faculty members seeking to join CAMS as fellows. It prepares, reviews, and proposes to the director quality scholarly activities that can be conducted or sponsored by CAMS. It assists in promoting activities conducted by and at CAMS, and in engaging relevant and interested AUB departments in participating in the work of the center. The committee also advises the director on academic, personnel, and any other matters at his/her request.

Committee meetings are chaired by the director. A secretary is appointed for the purpose of recording minutes, copies of which are forwarded to the Provost’s Office.

The members of the Steering Committee are: