About the Institute

Photo: A glimpse into the Tutte Institute's Lecture Hall

The Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing (TIMC) is a world-class, high-tech research institute that is the first of its kind in Canada. It conducts classified research in fundamental mathematics and computer science, with a research focus in two distinct areas:

  • Cryptology
  • Knowledge Discovery/Data Mining

The Institute works alongside and receive priorities from the Joint Research Office (JRO). It is a program within Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), and it works in support of CSEC's mission and vision of safeguarding Canada's security through information superiority.

The Tutte Institute is a world-class facility that is the first of its kind in Canada

The TIMC has four objectives:

  • Objective 1: Research
    Address and provide leading edge solutions to the most important mathematical and computational challenges facing the Canadian Cryptologic Program and its partners.
  • Objective 2: Recruitment
    Attract and engage Canada's top researchers to work in support of Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
  • Objective 3: Partnership Development
    Strive to obtain the highest possible return on Canada's research partnerships within the allied communications research community.
  • Objective 4: Knowledge Centre
    Create and maintain a world leading communications research knowledge centre.