Sheldon Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.
In the News (2012)
(24 August 2012) Sheldon H. Jacobson’s research is featured in a radio interview on Science360 radio.
(8 May 2012) Sheldon H. Jacobson was quoted in the Reuters news stories, “U.S. airport security could detect Qaeda device: officials” and “Would-be suicide bomber was U.S. informant”. Over 6000 national and international media outlet reported the story.
(8 May 2012) The news article "Automobiles can increase obesity, study says,” appeared in the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 8 May 2012, featuring research that was reported in Jacobson, King, and Yuan (2011).
(30 April 2012) Sheldon H. Jacobson was quoted in the Reuters news stories, “As America's waistline expands, costs soar.” Over 120 national media outlet picked up the story, including MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Huffington Post, Forbes, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, Toronto Sun, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun, Calgary Sun, several public and commercial radio stations, and others.
(March 7, 2012) (University of Illinois) A Minute with Computer Science Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson, discusses what every person should know when putting together their bracket for the Men’s Division I NCAA basketball tournament, commonly know as March Madness. (see the web site, bracketodds, for more information). See also mentions and discussions in the Chicago Tribune: Hoops + = Winners?, Business Week, and Discovery News (via MSNBC.com), and the Opinion Letter in USAToday.
(January 31, 2012) (University of Illinois, National Science Foundation) Risk-based Passenger Screening Could Make Air Travel Safer.
(January 19, 2012) (University of Illinois) A Minute with Sheldon H. Jacobson, expert on statistics related to travel, discusses how the recent leveling off of obesity rates may be associated with the leveling off of how much Americans are driving.