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Prof Dr Mario Vanhoucke is a Professor of Business Management and Operations Research at Ghent University (Belgium), Vlerick Business School (Belgium, Russia, China) and University College London (UK). He has a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering from the University of Leuven (Belgium). At Ghent University, he is the program director of the Commercial Engineering program where he teaches “Project Management” and “Applied Operations Research”. At Vlerick Business school, he teaches “Decision Making for Business” and “Business Statistics” to Master students including MBAs. An overview of the academic teaching assignments is given at the website His main research interest lies in the integration of project scheduling, risk management and project control using “combinatorial optimization models”. He is an advisor for several PhD projects, has published papers more than 60 papers in international journals and is the author of three project management books published by Springer. He is a regular speaker on international conferences (EURO, INFORMS, PMS, MISTA, ...) as an invited speaker or chairman. He is also a regular reviewer of articles submitted for publication in international academic journals. Prof Dr Vanhoucke is a founding member and Director of the EVM Europe Association ( to organize a yearly conference on integrated project management and controls. He is also a partner at the company OR-AS ( which released a third version of its project management software tool ProTrack 3.0 ( and P2 Engine ( ProTrack is an advanced scheduling product which focuses on the integration of scheduling, risk, control management and online learning through a PM Knowledge Center ( P2 Engine is a research derivative of ProTrack used in PhD studies and commercial software development consultancy projects. The project management research undertaken by Prof Dr Vanhoucke has received multiple awards including the 2008 International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Award for his research project “Measuring Time (using EVM data) ‐ A Project Performance Simulation Study” which was received at the IPMA world congress held in Rome, Italy. He also received the “Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature Award” awarded by the American Accounting Association at their 2010 conference in Denver, Colorado.
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