Our Advisory Board

Currently comprised of 14 prominent leaders in academia and industry, the CoFES Advisory Board meets bi-annually to evaluate the center’s progress and provide key advice to our leadership that is consistent with the center’s vision, goals, and objectives.

Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal
Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal, PhD

Professor, Economics & Statistics, Rice University
Chair, Islamic Economics, Finance & Management, Rice University

Tommy Huie
Tommy Huie, MBA, CFA

Independent Financial Advisor
Alumni Trustee, Rice University

Daniel Kowal
Daniel Kowal, PhD

Dobelman Family Assistant Professor of Statistics, Rice University

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Lada Kyj, PhD

Head of Investment Management Fintech Quant Strategies, Vanguard Fintech Ventures

Max Lee
Max Lee, MS, CFA

Director, Head of Commodity and FX Index Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Adjunct Professor of the Practice, Rice University

Lynn Lewis
Lynn Lewis

Owner, Green Street Advisors, Inc.

Rangan Padmanabhan
Rangan Padmanabhan, CFA, FRM

Chief Financial Officer, Nauticus Robotics, Inc.

Guodong Pang
Guodong Pang, PhD

Professor of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research, Rice University

Kim Raath
Kim Raath, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Imperative Global

Mark Radulovich
Mark Radulovich, MBA, CIMA

Partner & Founder, Prota Financial

Michael Reed
Michael Reed, PhD

Independent Investment Advisor, M. J. Reed Investment Consulting

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Dexter Senft

Managing Director (Retired), Morgan Stanley

Frederi Viens
Frederi Viens, PhD

Professor of Statistics, Rice University

Wentao Zhao
Wentao Zhao, PhD

Global Quantitative Analytics Manager, ExxonMobil Global Trading
Adjunct Professor of the Practice, Rice University


For general inquiries and partnerships, or to sign up for our newsletter, email cofes@rice.edu.

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Physical Address
6100 Main St.
Maxfield Hall, Suite 113
Houston, TX, 77005

Mailing Address
CoFES MS-138
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX, 77251-1892