​​​​ ​​​​AUB has gained some prominence in the international scientific arena through the many activities and contributions of the Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences, including its scientific publications, international conferences, workshops and seminars, and summer programs. CAMS is seeking to encourage more AUB faculty members to play an active role in its research foci and in organizing activities at the center.​ For this reason, it is introducing some changes in the center’s governance, with the key changes summarized as follows:

  • The appointment of CAMS fellows will be based on a submitted proposal targeting research or scholarly activities and including specific deliverables and a time line.
  • A CAMS Steering Committee will be formed with a membership drawn from AUB faculty.
  • Chaired by the director of CAMS, the Steering Committee will have the following functions:
    • To assist the director in the review and ranking process of proposals submitted by faculty members to join CAMS as fellows;
    • To prepare, review, and propose to the director quality scholarly activities that can be conducted or sponsored by CAMS;
    • To assist in identifying funding resources to support CAMS activities, in promoting activities conducted by and at CAMS, and in engaging relevant and interested AUB departments in participating in the work of the center;
    • To advise the director on academic, personnel, and any other matters at his/her request. 
In addition to its fellows, CAMS has 79 Associate Scholars (as of September 2002), who conduct research in related fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical and communications engineering, biomedical engineering, and business and management.

CAMS associates use the research and computing facilities of the center, participate in its scientific programs, and shape research directions to be undertaken at CAMS. In the course of their research work, they interact with AUB faculty and students, and typically give seminars and workshops.

Director of CAMS

Dr. Jihad Touma is a Professor of Physics at the American University of Beirut. His work in Astrophysical Dynamics has brought to light: the chaotic rotation of Mars; a mechanism driving large scale volcanism on Earth and Venus (touching on mass extinction on Earth, and resurfacing of Venus); the early resonant forcing of the lunar orbit (solving a then thirty year old puzzle); chaos in the orbital architecture of extrasolar planets; a process for the doubling of stellar black hole nuclei, and more recently, instabilities in multi-planet systems in binaries. With Hassan Al-Assaad, he co-founded EQLIM (​), a data analytics startup harvesting geopolitical events with which he hopes to revisit the "statistics of deadly quarrels".​

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