The Center for Communications Research, Princeton (CCR-P) in Princeton, New Jersey was founded in 1959 and originally called the Communications Research Division. It is the oldest of the three federally funded research and development centers that form the Center for Communications and Computing, a division of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). The other two are the Center for Communications Research, La Jolla (CCR-L) in La Jolla, California and the Center for Computing Sciences (CCS) in Bowie, Maryland.
Dr. Raskind started as director in September, 2020. He came from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he served from 2012-20 in the roles of Professor of Mathematics, Associate Provost, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has also held faculty and administrative positions at Arizona State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Arizona, and Harvard University. His area of research is arithmetic algebraic geometry, and his work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Dr. Raskind holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in England, and a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.