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MIT Sloan Professor Haoxiang Zhu explored the implications of introducing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) through commercial banks that differ in size. Specifically, the lecture focused on two design features of CBDCs: interest-bearing and payment convenience, which correspond to “store of value” and “medium of exchange” properties of currencies.

Yen-Ling Kuo is a PhD candidate working alongside Principal Research Scientist Boris Katz. Kuo is interested in building intelligent systems to help humans solve problems. Her experience working as part of the CSAIL community has helped her formulate her current research on robotic planning with natural language. For more information about Yen-Ling, please visit her Spotlight.

Graduate student Irene Chen's research bridges her computational interests with her compulsion to keep improving the world around us. As large medical datasets become increasingly available, Chen is working with Professor David Sontag and the Clinical Machine Learning Group to leverage recent developments in machine learning to further advance healthcare. Read more about Chen's research at: Alliances Spotlights.