Mario Vanhoucke is a professor at Ghent University (Belgium), Vlerick Business School (Belgium), and a senior teaching fellow at UCL School of Management (University College London, UK). He has previously written books about project scheduling, risk analysis, and project control. As a professor and researcher, Mario is constantly looking for better ways to measure, improve, and optimize the performance of projects in progress and their resource efficiency. Mario has a background in operations research and management science, and aims at combining research with practice. As a founder of the “Operations Research & Scheduling” research group and leader of more than a million euro research projects, Mario sets up collaborations with national and international companies, together with universities in the UK, the USA, and China. He is very active at the Belgian Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has been awarded by the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Mario also writes his own project management software tools, both as standalone desktop versions and as integrative tools in company software environments. Mario shares his ideas at various international conferences.