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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.


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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