Team Member

Schrasing Tong

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Schrasing Tong is a Ph.D. candidate at the Decentralized Information Group in CSAIL at MIT. His research interests lie in human-computer interaction, with an emphasis on digital privacy and trust. Schrasing strives to leverage blockchains to overcome trust barriers and connect disjoint parties, enabling more efficient and equitable systems.

Harry Hsu

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Harry Hsu is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at MIT. He was an AI researcher at Google and WorldQuant, focusing on federated learning and front-running alpha discovery respectively. As an AI consultant in his free time, Harry deployed AI models to help hospitals and greenhouse farmers optimize their everyday operations.

Lay Jain

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Lay Jain is a senior at MIT, majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He designed and implemented a trustworthy crypto exchange that supports audits on asset holdings using zero knowledge proofs. He also interned as a quantitative researcher at Citadel Securities, focusing on alpha generation for options.

Penny Chen

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Penny Chen is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, specializing in operations research and decision making under uncertainty. Throughout her Ph.D, Penny collaborated with Amazon to optimize order fulfillment algorithms for online retailing. She envisions blockchains to revolutionize the way companies monitor their supply chains.

Thomas McArdle

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Thomas McArdle is a Partner at Jacket River Capital Partners, a technology focused growth equity firm. Thomas will serve as the interim head of operations and general counsel. He graduated with an AB from Dartmouth and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Jason Chiu

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