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FinTech@CSAIL brings together industry, thought leaders, innovators, academics, disruptive technology development, and startup companies that are reinventing global financial services.

Through FINTECH@CSAIL, we work closely with industry members in leveraging innovation from cutting edge research to develop the next generation of impactful technologies that will open up new business models, broaden access, gain new data insights, and improve security.

Our research will focus on several key areas across CSAIL:

  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity/Secure Computation
  • Financial Policy
  • Machine Learning/Pattern Recognition
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)/Speech Recognition/Conversational Engines
  • Privacy/Anonymity
  • Replacement Technologies and Legacy Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Robotics
  • Trusted Shared Public Ledger Systems

This breadth of research uniquely positions CSAIL to address a wide variety of challenges in the space. FinTech@CSAIL will include the world-class faculty of MIT CSAIL, who have pioneered the fields of secure computation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and risk management. The goal is to advance the state-of-the-art in collaboration with select industry partners to address the hardest problems facing the finance industry today.

Through the rigorous research of our faculty coupled with our tradition of collaborating with industry, FinTech@CSAIL will address relevant business problems with long-term vision by virtue of leveraging the over 120+ faculty at CSAIL in a consortium style research group consisting of our twelve board member companies (listed below) and four famed core faculty in dual Sloan/CSAIL Professor Andrew Lo, Media Lab's Gary Gensler, along with Professor Silvio Micali, who received a Turing Award for his advancements in cryptographic research in 2012.

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