Sheldon Howard Jacobson,
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Theses, and Projects Directed
Directed (20 Students Graduated, 5 Advising)
Fleischer, "Assessing the Performance of the Simulated Annealing
Algorithm Using Information Theory," January 1994, Patent
Investigator, United State Patent, Office, Washington, DC.
Johnson, "Generalized Hill Climbing Algorithms for Discrete
Optimization Problems," October 1996, Associate Professor of
Logistics Management, Department of Operational Sciences, Air Force
Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio (1997 INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student
Paper Competition, Honorable Mention).
Sullivan, "A Convergence Analysis of Generalized Hill Climbing
Algorithms," May 1999, Independent Consultant, Chicago,
Illinois (1996 INFORMS College on
Simulation Women and Minority Award; 1996 AFOSR Graduate Student Summer
Research Fellowship Award).
Vaughan, “Simultaneous Generalized Hill Climbing Algorithms for Addressing
Sets of Discrete Optimization Problems,” August 2000, Research Scientist,
Los Alamos Research Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico (2001 Paul E.
Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award (Second Place), 2001
AAUW Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship (Runner-up), 2002 IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition
Henderson, “Assessing the Finite-Time
Performance of Local Search Algorithms,” April 2001, Independent
Consultant, Lexington, KY.
Aytemiz, “A Probabilistic Study of
3-SATISFIABILITY,” July 2001, Professor,
School of Business and Political Science, Mersin University, Mersin,
Armstrong, “A Local Search Algorithm Approach to Analyzing the Complexity
of Discrete Optimization Problems,” May 2002, Research Scientist, Los
Alamos Research Laboratory, Los Alamos, New
McLay, “Designing Aviation Security Systems:
Theory and Practice,” May 2006, Associate Professor, Department of
Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
(2002-2003 Ph.D. Thesis Initiation Fellowship, Program in Arms Control,
Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS); 2003-2004 M&IE Alumni
Teaching Fellow; 2005 M&IE Harper Safety Award; 2006 INFORMS Computing
Society Student Paper Competition (Runner-Up)).
Kaul, “Topics in Stochastic Combinatorial
Optimization and Extremal Graph Theory,” August 2006 (co-advised with D. West),
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Illinois Institute of
Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
Hall, “The Design and Analysis of Pediatric Vaccine Formularies: Theory
and Practice” August 2006, Analysts, The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia (2006
M&IE Harper Safety Award).
Nikolaev, “Stochastic Sequential Resource
Allocation and Passenger Assignment in Aviation Security Systems” August
2008, Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
the Sustainability of Pediatric Vaccine Supply by using Operations
Research Methods” August 2008, Assistant Professor, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
Kao, “Two Combinatorial Optimization Problems
at the Interface of Computer Science and Operations Research”
August 2008, Staff Researcher, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque,
Lee, “Optimality, Uncertainty, and Performance of Passenger Screening in
Aviation Security Systems” May 2009, Director, CITERI, Springfield, IL (2008-2009
Federal Aviation Administration / U.S.
Department of Transportation Graduate Research Award Program on
Public-Sector Aviation Issues; 2009 INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics Dissertation
Prize (Honorable Mention)).
- M.J. Robbins,
“Exploring Pediatric Immunization Markets Using Operations Research and
Game Theory,” June 2010, Assistant Professor, Department of Operational
Sciences, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio (2011 IIE Pritsker
Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition (First Place)).
- D.M. King,
“Graph Theory Models and Algorithms for Political Districting: An Approach to Informs Public Policy, “
May 2012, Visiting Lecturer, Department of IESE, University of Illinois,
Urbana, IL (- 2009 College of
Engineering Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship, Univ. of Illinois, 2010
College of Engineering Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, Univ. of Illinois,
2012 Finalist, Best Paper Award, INFORMS Section on Public Policy,
Services and Needs, 2012 Semi-Finalist, Advances in Analytics Award, INFORMS
Analytics Society, 2013 IIE Pritsker Doctoral
Dissertation Award Competition, Second Place.)
Behavior of the Target-Dependent Stochastic Sequential Assignment
Problem”, August 2014, Post-Doc, University of Montreal.
Behzad, “Analysis of the
United States Pediatric Immunization Market: A Game Theoretic Approach,”
May 2014, Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach (2013 Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship by the Institute of
Industrial Engineers (IIE)).
Morrison, “New Methods for
Branch-and-Bound Algorithms,” May 2014, Independent Consultant,
Sauppe, “Balance Optimization Subset Selection:
A Framework for Causal Inference with Observational Data,” August 2015, Assistant Professor, University
of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
Theses / Projects Directed (10 Students Graduated)
Simms, "A Stochastic Approach to Modeling Aviation Security Problems
Using the Knapsack Problem," June 1997 (co-advised with J.E. Kobza) (1998 Institute of Industrial Engineers
Graduate Research (Master's Thesis) Award Competition, First
Swisher, "Evaluation of the Design of a Family Practice Healthcare
Clinic using Discrete-Event Simulation," May 1999.
Jun, "A Visual Simulation Life-cycle of the Queston
Physician Network," May 1999.
Orosz, "Finite-Time Performance Results for
Static and Cyclical Simulated Annealing Algorithms," May 2001.
Bowman, "Evaluating and Analyzing the Performance of Aviation Baggage
Screening Security Systems," August 2001.
Virta, "Three Essays on the Modeling and
Analysis of Aviation Baggage Screening Security Systems," August,
Venkat, “Post-optimality Analysis for
Multi-objective Optimization Problems,” October 2002 (co-advised with J.A.
Karnani, "Engineering the Design and
Analyzing the Economics of Pediatric Vaccine Formularies," May 2003
(2004 Institute of Industrial
Engineers Graduate Research (Master's Thesis) Award
Competition, Second Place).
Shyryayev, “A Sensitivity Analysis of Matching
Coin Game Strategies,” December 2004.
Dutta, “Applications of Balance Optimization Subset Selection,” August
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