There is no consensus on the definition of computational finance.
In this lab, we aim to exploit the synergy between computing and finance.
This typically involves the use of advanced computing techniques, such
computational intelligence, to studying problems in economics and finance.
One area of research in computational finance is to use
(a branch of evolutionary computation, which borrows its ideas from
to financial forecasting.
Another area of research is to build models of financial markets to enable policy makers or
banks to ask "what if" questions; this allows one to design new market mechanisms
(as one would wind-tunnel test aircraft designs).
For more information, see Tsang and Martinez-Jaramillo's
in IEEE CISNewsletterVol2, No.3, August 2004 (a bit outdated).
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