Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.
In the News (2010)
November 23, 2010 (University of Illinois) A Minute with aviation security expert Sheldon Jacobson
November 16, 2010 (Champaign, IL, WICD ABC) Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
November 9, 2010 (Austin, TX, KXAN NBC) Do Cell Phone Laws For Drivers Work? Statistics Show Road Density Affects Crashes.
(September 9, 2010) News release on how the National Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile can be better managed: Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher says
(The paper, which appeared in Journal of Industrial Management and Optimization, is available by clicking on A Multi-Attribute Approach for Setting Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile Levels)
A news release on this research is available from the National Science Foundation: Sizing Up Stockpiles of Children's Vaccines Press Release 10-164
(May 26, 2010) A Minute with Sheldon Jacobson, an expert on travel safety: Ditch the gadgets when driving in Memorial Day weekend traffic.
See also the article in the Champaign News Gazette on May 31, 2010: Effectiveness of cell phone ban detailed in UI prof’s research.
(April 5, 2010) A Minute with Sheldon Jacobson, an expert on aviation security: TSA's new airport security measures aim to target most suspicious passengers.
(April 1, 2010) Sheldon H. Jacobson provided commentary featured in “How to Improve the NCAA Tournament” on the New York Times web site: Room for Debate.
(March 16, 2010) News release studying how seedings in NCAA Basketball “March Madness” impact performance: Expert Bracket Seedings Irrelevant after Sweet Sixteen
(The paper, which appeared in Journal of Gambling, Business and Economics, is available by clicking on Seeding in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: When is a Higher Seed Better?)
See also the article, “Professor of Bracketology: U of I computer expert’s conclusion: ‘They call it madness for a reason’” which appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, March 14, 2010.
(February 8, 2010) News Release studying the impact of laws that ban hand-held cell phone use while driving: Cell Phone Bans While Driving have more Impact in Dense, Urban Areas
(The paper, which appeared in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, is available by clicking on Evaluating the Impact of Legislation Prohibiting Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving)
(January 8, 2010) A Minute with aviation security expert Sheldon Jacobson: Racial versus behavioral profiling in airport screenings.
(January 4, 2010) Sheldon H. Jacobson provided commentary featured in “Will Profiling Make a Difference? on the New York Times web site: Room for Debate. Other references on this topic can be found at Media Matters for America and the Keene Sentinel.