Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Papers in Archival Journals

Computer Simulation Methodology and Modeling


1.    Jacobson, S.H., Schruben, L.W., 1989, "Techniques for Simulation Response Optimization,” Operations Research Letters, 8(1), 1-9.

2.    Jacobson, S.H., Buss, A.H., Schruben, L.W., 1991, "Driving Frequency Selection for Frequency Domain Simulation Experiments,” Operations Research, 39(6), 917-924.

3.    Jacobson, S.H., 1993, "Variance and Bias Reduction Techniques for the Harmonic Gradient Estimator,” Applied Mathematics and Computation, 55(2&3), 153-186.

4.    Jacobson, S.H., 1994, "Optimal Mean Squared Error Analysis of the Harmonic Gradient Estimators,” Journal of Optimization Theory and Application, 80(3), 573-590.

5.    Jacobson, S.H., 1994, "Convergence Results for Harmonic Gradient Estimators,” ORSA Journal on Computing, 6(4), 381-397.

6.    Jacobson, S.H., 1994, "Second Derivative Estimation Using Harmonic Analysis,” Annals of Operations Research, 53, 507-531.

7.    Jacobson, S.H., 1995, "Analyzing the M/M/1 Queue in Frequency Domain Experiments,” Applied Mathematics and Computation, 69(2&3), 185-194.

8.    Jacobson, S.H., 1995, "How Difficult is the Frequency Selection Problem?” Operations Research Letters, 17(3), 139-147.

9.    Jacobson, S.H., Yucesan, E., 1995, "Intractability Results in Discrete Event Simulation,” Recherche Operationelle, 29(3), 353-369.

10. Yucesan, E., Jacobson, S.H., 1996, "Computational Issues for ACCESSIBILITY in Discrete Event Simulation,” ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 6(1), 53-75.

11. Jacobson, S.H., 1997, “The Effect of Initial Transient on Steady State Simulation Harmonic Gradient Estimators,” Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 43(2), 209-221.

12. Yucesan, E., Jacobson, S.H., 1997, “The Complexity of Rapid Learning in Discrete Event Simulation,” IIE Transactions, 29(9), 783-790.

13. Jacobson, S.H., Schruben, L.W., 1999, "A Harmonic Analysis Approach to Simulation Sensitivity Analysis,” IIE Transactions, 31(3), 231-243.

14. Jacobson, S.H., Yucesan, E., 1999, “On the Complexity of Verifying Structural Properties of Discrete Event Simulation Models,” Operations Research, 47(3), 476-481.

15. Vazquez-Abad, F.J., Jacobson, S.H., 2001, "Phantom Harmonic Gradient Estimators for Priority Queueing Systems," INFORMS Journal on Computing, 13(4), 345-359.

16. Jacobson, S.H., Yucesan, E., 2002, "Common Issues in Discrete-Event Simulation and Discrete Optimization," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 47(2), 341-345.

17. Swisher, J.R., Jacobson, S.H., Yucesan E., 2003, "Discrete-Event Simulation Optimization Using Ranking, Selection, and Multiple Comparison Procedures: A Survey," ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 13(2), 134-154.

18. Swisher, J.R., Hyden, P.D., Jacobson, S.H., Schruben, L.W., 2004, " A Survey of Recent Advances in Discrete Input Parameter Discrete-Event Simulation Optimization," IIE Transactions, 36(6), 591-600.

19. Smith, J.C., Jacobson, S.H., 2005, “An Analysis of the Alias Method for Discrete Random Number Generation,” INFORMS Journal on Computing, 17(3), 321-327.


Last Updated: 12 May 2016