About Us


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. 

SCAMP Summer Program

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!  



Positions Available

For program or career positions, please send your CV along with any relevant papers to scampinfo@ccrwest.org.

For IT, administrative, and security positions, please visit the IDA job listings page and select location La Jolla.

Other Centers

Center for Communications Research - Princeton (CCRP)


Visit our sister division at: Center for Communications Research - Princeton (CCR-P) in Princeton, NJ.

Center for Computing Sciences (CCS)


 Visit our sister division at:  Center for Computing Sciences (CCS) in Bowie, MD 

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La Jolla Covering Repository


La Jolla Difference Set Repository


Contact Us

IDA/Center for Communications Research, La Jolla

4320 Westerra Court, San Diego, CA 92121, US

(858) 622-8600