Our Partnerships


For over two decades, the Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems (CoFES) has collaborated with many academics and industry partners to develop prominent research pipelines and provide students with simulated training environments, internship opportunities, and real-world projects where they can apply their computational, statistical and mathematical techniques to understand the health of an economy and its market environments. Visit our Top Stories webpage for more details.

In addition to our programs in research and higher education, we are committed to deepening the widespread understanding of quantitative finance and the analysis of economic systems. For over two decades, CoFES and its partners have hosted engaging short courses, workshops, symposia and honorary lectures.

The center’s flagship event, the Eubank Conference on Real World Markets, has brought an array of leading experts in the field to discuss technologies to get the most out of data and the creative development of probabilistic and statistical modeling methods to understand and address pressing industry issues. The Eubank Conference on Real World Markets has been possible due to the generous support of academic and industry sponsors.

Invited Lecturers

Joseph Egbulefu, Ph.D.

Nick Howard, MBA
Bantix Technologies, QuikStrike

Atif Malik
Dir., Securities and FX
Bank of America

Mark Radulovich, MBA
Partner and Founder
Prota Financial

Xifan Wang, Ph.D.
Quantitative Research Analyst
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.

Kranthi Gade, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Bank of America

Mukul Khandelia, MS
Managing Partner
QuantRoll Capital

Dallam Masterson
Data Scientist

Bonnie Ray, Ph.D.
VP Data

William Wojciechowski, Ph.D.
Chief Risk Officer
Vaughan Nelson

Ram Galindo
Chairman & CEO
The Galindo Group

Lynn Lewis
Retired, Director and Board Member
Green Street Advisors

Thompson Ng
Portfolio Manager
Gunvor Group Ltd

Michael Reed, Ph.D.
M. J. Reed Investment Consulting

Stan Yabroff
CQG, Inc.

Jim Harmon, Ph.D.
Director, Data Science
Liberty Mutual

Charles Luke, BBA, CFA
Managing Director, Co-Director, Fixed Income
City National Rochdale

Rangan Padmanabhan, CFA, FRM
Chief Financial Officer
Nauticus Robotics, Inc.

Robert Shoss, JD, MBA
University of Houston


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