Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Papers in Archival Journals

Aviation Security System Design and Analysis

1.    Kobza, J.E., Jacobson, S.H., 1996, "Addressing the Dependency Problem in Access Security System Architecture Design,” Risk Analysis, 16(6), 801-812.

2.    Kobza, J.E., Jacobson, S.H., 1997, “Probability Models for Access Security System Architectures,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 48(3), 255-263.

3.    Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., Nakayama, M., 2000, "A Sampling Procedure to Estimate Risk Probabilities in Access Control Security Systems," European Journal of Operational Research, 122(1), 123-132.

4.    Jacobson, S.H., Bowman, J.M., Kobza, J.E., 2001, “Modeling and Analyzing the Performance of Aviation Security Systems Using Baggage Value Performance Measures,” IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 12(1), 3-22.

5.    Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., Easterling, A.E., 2001, "A Detection Theoretic Approach to Modeling Aviation Security Problems Using the Knapsack Problem," IIE Transactions, 33(9), 747-759 (Best Paper Award, 2001-2002 Focused Issue on Operations Engineering).

6.    Virta, J.L., Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., 2002, “Outgoing Selectee Rates At Hub Airports,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 76(2), 155-165.

7.    Jacobson, S.H., Virta, J.L., Bowman, J.M., Kobza, J.E., Nestor, J.J., 2003, "Modeling Aviation Baggage Screening Security Systems: A Case Study," IIE Transactions, 35(3), 259-269.

8.    Virta, J.L., Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., 2003, “Analyzing the Cost of Screening Selectee and Non-Selectee Baggage,” Risk Analysis, 23(5), 897-908.

9.    Candalino, T.J., Kobza, J.E., Jacobson, S.H., 2004, “Designing Optimal Aviation Baggage Screening Strategies using Simulated Annealing," Computer and Operations Research, 31(10), 1753-1767.

10. Jacobson, S.H., Karnani, T., Kobza, J.E., 2005, "Assessing the Impact of Deterrence on Aviation Checked Baggage Screening Strategies," International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 5(1), 1-15.

11. Jacobson, S.H., McLay, L.A., Kobza, J.E., Bowman, J.M., 2005, “Modeling and Analyzing Multiple Station Baggage Screening Security System Performance," Naval Research Logistics, 52(1), 30-45.

12. Jacobson, S.H., McLay, L.A., Virta, J.L., Kobza, J.E., 2005, “Integer Program Models for the Deployment of Airport Baggage Screening Security Devices," Optimization and Engineering, 6(3), 339-359.

13. Jacobson, S.H., Karnani, T., Kobza, J.E., Ritchie, L., 2006, “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Alternative Device Configurations for Aviation Checked Baggage Security Screening,” Risk Analysis, 26(2), 297-310.

14. McLay, L.A., Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., 2006, “A Multilevel Passenger Screening Problem for Aviation Security,” Naval Research Logistics, 53(3), 183-197.

15. McLay, L.A., Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., 2007, “Integer Programming Models and Analysis for a Multilevel Passenger Screening Problem, “IIE Transactions, 39(1), 73-81.

16. Nikolaev, A.G., Jacobson, S.H., McLay, L.A., 2007, “A Sequential Stochastic Security System Design Problem for Aviation Security,” Transportation Science, 41(2), 182-194.

17. McLay, L.A., Jacobson, S.H., Kobza, J.E., 2008, “The Tradeoff between Technology and Prescreening Intelligence in Checked Baggage Screening for Aviation Security,” Journal of Transportation Security, 1(2), 107-126.

18. Lee, A.J., Nikolaev, A.G., Jacobson, S.H., 2008, “Protecting Air Transportation:  A Survey of Operations Research Applications to Aviation Security,” Journal of Transportation Security, 1(3), 160-184.

19. McLay, L.A., Jacobson, S.H., Nikolaev, A.G., 2009, “A Sequential Stochastic Passenger Screening Problem for Aviation Security,” IIE Transactions, 41(6), 575-591 (2009 Outstanding IIE Publication Award).

20. Jacobson, S.H., Lee, A.J., Nikolaev, A.G., 2009, “Designing for Flexibility in Aviation Security Systems,” Journal of Transportation Security, 2(1&2), 1-8.

21. Lee, A.J., McLay, L.A., Jacobson, S.H., 2009, “Designing Aviation Security Passenger Screening Systems using Nonlinear Control,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization,  48(4), 2085-2105.

22. McLay, L.A., Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2010, “Risk-Based Policies for Aviation Security Checkpoint Screening,” Transportation Science, 44(3), 333-349.

23. Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2011, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sequential Aviation Security Screening Policies,” IIE Transactions, 43(8), 547-565.

24. Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2011, “The Impact of Aviation Checkpoint Queues on Optimizing Security Screening Effectiveness,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 96(8), 900-911.

25. Pacheco, L.J., Kobza, J.E., Jacobson, S.H., Gupta, R., 2011, “A Markov Model of Terrorist Behavior within the Aviation Security Environment,” Journal of Transportation Security, 4(2), 117-130.

26. Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2012, “Identifying Changing Aviation Threat Environments within an Adaptive Homeland Security Advisory System,” Risk Analysis, 32(2), 319-329.

27. Nikolaev, A.G., Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2012, “Optimal Aviation Security Screening Strategies with Dynamic Passenger Risk Updates," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13(1), 203-212.

28. Sewell, E.C., Attagara, J., Kobza, J.E., Jacobson, S.H., 2012, “Allocating Explosive Screening Devices for Aviation Security,” Journal of Transportation Security, 5(2), 141-155.

29. Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2012, “Addressing Passenger Risk Uncertainty for Aviation Security Screening,” Transportation Science, 46(2), 189-203.

30. Sewell, E.C., Lee, A.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2013, “Optimal Allocation of Aviation Security Screening Devices," Journal of Transportation Security, 6(2), 103-116.

31. Jacobson, S.H., Khatibi, A., Yu, G., 2017, “­­When Should TSA PreCheck be Offered at No Cost to Travelers? Journal of Transportation Security, 10(1-2), 23-29.

32. Jacobson, S.H., 2020, “Using Risk-based Security to Quantifying the Number of Firearms Missed at Airport Security Checkpoints,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 50(3), 190-196.

33. Albert, L.A., Nikolaev, A.G., Lee, A.J., Fletcher, K.C., Jacobson, S.H., 2021, “A Review of Risk-Based Security and its Impact on TSA PreCheck,” IISE Transactions, 53(6), 657-670.

34. Albert, L.A., Nikolaev, A.G., Jacobson, S.H., 2022, “Homeland Security Research Opportunities.” IISE Transactions, 55(1), 22-31.


Last Updated: 31 October 2022