Vladimir Canudas-Romo studied actuarial science/mathematics and population studies, which triggered his interest on formal demography. Mortality and longevity are at the core of his research. During his education he has worked at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, as well as the University of California, Berkeley, and the Pennsylvania State University in USA. He has educated others in the field of demography as Assistant and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in USA, the Max Planck Odense Center, at the University of Southern Denmark, and more recently he joined the Australian National University. At the Max Planck Odense Center he coordinated a group on new and alternative ways of mortality forecasting. He has advised UN, WHO and World Bank panels as well as insurance companies, and serves as active member of demographic societies: PAA, EAPS, and IUSSP.