The Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems (CoFES) is dedicated to the quantitative study of financial markets and economic systems and their ultimate impact on society. Founded in 2002, CoFES represents a cooperative effort between the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Jones Graduate School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences. Through efforts in research and education, CoFES is advancing the boundaries of modeling and computational science in this important arena.
CoFES represents Rice University's commitment to this important area of intellectual inquiry. A key component of the center is the integration of probabilistic and statistical modeling for complex, multidisciplinary investigations. Rice University is well suited for this endeavor because of its exceptionally bright student body; its distinguished faculty in engineering, statistics, business and economics; its world-class resources in high-performance computing; and an unusually flexible and collegial environment in which to pursue interdisciplinary research and education.
Funding generously provided by William Rapson ('53).
VIGRE is an on-line environment that brings together Rice's Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computational and Applied Mathematics. This combination of interdisciplinary groups works on parallel themes to achieve the full potential of vertical integration and the merging of education and research. It was designed to ensure that members at all levels will be able to contribute to work in many fields and appreciate the broad relevance of mathematical sciences. Computational Finance has been an ongoing theme to this ten year program.
The Departments of Statistics and Economics collaborate to offer Rice undergraduate students a minor in financial computation and modeling (FCAM)