FinTech- Financial Technology- is disrupting many aspects of financial services, banking, insurance and other industries. Not only will infrastructure and operations be disrupted, but new technologies, business models, services and even industries will be launched. FinTech holds promise not only for verified transaction systems such as block chain, but also for technologies involving AI, security, data analytics/value extraction, machine learning, trust verification, risk management and privacy advances as well.
Through FINTECH@CSAIL, we will work closely with industry partners 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:
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. Additionally, FinTech@CSAIL will draw from across the lab as well as other focused research initiatives in Cybersecurity@CSAIL and SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL (AI)- all of which come together for a very powerful collaboration to address the challenging issues that are emerging.
We anticipate many opportunities for direct, active collaboration and knowledge sharing though events, projects and directed research.