Sheldon Howard Jacobson Ph.D.
In the News (2018)
(12 March 2018) March Madness: Analytics are making picking winning brackets easier (USAToday, AJ Perez).
(12 March 2018) March Madness and Bracketology: Cheryl Raye Stout vs The Machine (WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Morning Shift with Tony Saraiba). See also Whose NCAA Bracket Did Better: Cheryl Raye Stout vs The Machine (3 April 2018, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Morning Shift with Tony Saraiba).
(12 March 2018) NCAA Basketball: 2018 March Madness schedule, bracket – and how to win a tournament pool as a newbie (Mic, James Dennin).
(9 March 2018) Interview on ESPN Radio 93.5 with Sheldon H Jacobson discussing the NCAA Tournament field selection, bracket-building, and other tournament topics (Jeremy Werner Show, begins at 27:30).
(7 March 2018) March Madness Upset Prediction: New Method Using Publicly Available Statistics Outperforms Other Techniques released by the American Statistical Association, based on the paper “Identifying NCAA Tournament Upsets using Balance Optimization Subset Selection,” published in Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sport (Volume 13(2), pages 79-93.) See also Saturday Science Edition (10 March 2018, The Daily Kos, Chitown Kev).
(1 March 2018) If US states cannot fund their universities, they must stand aside, which appeared in Times Higher Education, discusses the plight of public research universities and offers two solutions,privatization or nationally funded consortia.
(11 January 2018) “Une conseil: en cas de tempete ne utilisez pas l’aeroporte JFK” (Maxime Aubin, French Morning (New York)) reports commentary by Sheldon H. Jacobson on the cause of the bomb cyclone that struck New York JFK Airport.