The MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering (LFE) is a research center created as a partnership between academia and industry, designed to support and promote research in financial engineering and computational finance.

The principal focus of the LFE is the quantitative analysis of financial markets using mathematical, statistical, and computational models. The goal of the LFE is not only to spur academic advances in financial engineering, but also to reach out to students, industry professionals, regulators, and policymakers to support their applications of financial technology in practical settings.

LFE research projects fall into five distinct subject areas:
  • Foundations of Financial Behavior and Adaptive Markets
  • Risk Management and Systemic Risk
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Big Data and Financial Technology
  • Hedge Funds and Asset-Market Dynamics

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