Center for Communications Research La Jolla (CCR-L)

A division of the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA)

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 and computer scientists working on problems in cryptography, cryptanalysis, machine learning, high-performance computing, 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 road race!



To learn more about research positions at CCR-L, either the SCAMP Summer Program or career positions, please send your CV along with any relevant papers to

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


Contact Us

IDA Center for Communications Research
4320 Westerra Court
San Diego, California 92121-1969
Telephone: (858) 622-8600

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