PMI Belgium Thesis Award 2014

PMI Belgium awards young potential

The student Annelies Martens has received the PMI Belgium Master Thesis Award for the best thesis on Project Management during the graduation ceremony for the Business Engineering students (Handelsingenieurs). The thesis was supervised by Mario Vanhoucke from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration from the Ghent University.

In her thesis "Statistical Project Control", Annelies has tested various new ideas on how to improve the efficiency of project control using advanced statistical techniques. Using the simulation methodology presented in "Measuring Time" and the software tool P2 Engine, she has analyzed various ideas that will certainly be continued at the OR&S group.

Annelies will continue to work on this topic at the OR&S research group and will therefore contribute to the future research on statistical project control as well as to the future development of OR-AS' software tool ProTrack.


Download the press summary of the PMI Master Thesis Award for Annelies here.


The work of Annelies is currently under further development and an academic article will be written on this interesting topic. Annelies will therefore spend the coming 4 years on this topic and write a PhD thesis. The recognition of PMI Belgium is therefore not only a recognition of young potential but is also an investment in the future. It is an ideal start for future research projects and it helps us in narrowing the gap between sound academic research and practical relevance. As far as we are concerned, this collaboration may continue for many years to come. More information on previous awards can be found at the 2011 and 2012 links.