A division of the Institute for Defense Analyses
The Center for Communications Research-La Jolla (CCR-L) provides practical solutions to real-world problems. These can range from broad mathematical investigations reflected in research papers to writing advanced computer programs. The research environment is distinctive in encouraging close collaboration, multidisciplinary teams, tight coupling between theory and practice, and active collaborations with the other two IDA centers located in Princeton, NJ and Bowie, MD.
CCR-L opened in 1989 and has been growing ever since. It now employs many PhD mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists working on problems in cryptography, cryptanalysis, machine learning, high-performance computing, and network security, as well as related areas of pure and applied mathematics. The list of problem areas we attack gives no real hint as to the very wide diversity of mathematical approaches that we employ; virtually every branch of pure and applied mathematics has proved to be useful in these efforts.
CCR-L's SCAMP Summer Program is an annual intensive 10-week program which runs June through August and employs some of the world’s top PhD mathematicians to tackle practical solutions to critical real-world problems. These topics range from broad mathematical investigations to writing advanced computer programs, to sophisticated statistical analyses of data. At the beginning of the summer program, the researchers along with their families get to relax and enjoy the annual SCAMP picnic and 5K!
Visit our sister division at: Center for Communications Research - Princeton (CCR-P) in Princeton, NJ.
Visit our sister division at: Center for Computing Sciences (CCS) in Bowie, MD