The research on statistical project control is lifting off with a new publication on the use of Support Vector Machine Regression techniques for improving the accuracy of project forecasting. The paper entitled "Support Vector Machine regression for project control forecasting" written by Mathieu Wauters and Mario Vanhoucke has been published in Automation in Construction.
ORASTalks is the app about Project Management and Decision Making for and by students and professionals, and is used during my teaching sessions at universities, business schools and company trainings across the world. Initially, ORASTalks was only available for iOS and Android at its introduction date in 2013, but recently we have put it also available for Windows Phone users.
Recently, a new article has been published in the Journal of Modern Project Management entitled "PMI Belgium's recognition of young PM potential". In this article, the collaboration between Ghent University and PMI Belgium is discussed and an overview of the previous editions of the PMI Belgium University Contest as well as the Master Thesis Awards is given.
Dear students of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration,
As programme director of Business Engineering, I strongly support initiatives that have a clear added value for the development of our students and that give students extra chances to develop their enterpreneurial skills.
Two people with an interest in Project Management met each other on a workshop in Antwerp.
Ever since, these two, Mario Vanhoucke and Stephan Vandevoorde, have done work in various companies and have presented their results at workshops all over the world. They work closely together on tightening the bridge between research & practice. They worked in Belgium, London, Spain and Switzerland, but also in Lisbon, Malaysia, and the US.
EVM Europe Ambassador, Mr Walt Lipke attended the EVM World Conference held in San Antonio, Texas where he was presented with the Driessnack Distinguished Service Award by the President of the College of Performance Management (CPM), Mr. Gary Troop.
The new topics for the students of the first master Business Engineering - Operations Management are now available online on the OR&S website. The students have to select a topic of their choice with one of the many promotors of our faculty, and they have almost two years the time to work on this thesis.