Carnegie Mellon University

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and PNC Bank established the PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation to capitalize on new technologies and the effectiveness of data to advance the functionality of banks and the services they offer customers.

Areas of Focus:  

  • Artificial intelligence
  • The internet of things
  • Blockchain technology/cryptocurrencies
  • Big data analytics
  • Virtual/augmented reality 

Featured Project: CRYPTA

Team Crypta was asked to design and develop a CMU Coin experience that utilizes up-to-date blockchain technology by discovering new markets and presenting a platform that will allow for fluid cryptocurrency data collection.

The team presented a solution that builds a cryptocurrency reward system that promotes engagement with the CMU ecosystem by grouping users into cohorts and rewarding their individual moments of engagement with the system.

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FinTech Innovation Through Research

The PNC Center draws upon the thought leadership of Carnegie Mellon faculty and the extensive business expertise of PNC stakeholders to foster innovation from across fields that include:

  • Business/economics
  • Computer science
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Public policy
  • Humanities/social sciences

The Center was created through the financial support of PNC Bank in January 2013. 

Areas of Research

Inclusive Banking

Attrition Prediction


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Central Bank Digital Currencies

Homomorphic Encryption and Quantum Computing