Sheldon H. Jacobson

Sheldon H. Jacobson

Sheldon H. Jacobson is a founder professor of computer science, director of the Simulation and Optimization Laboratory, and founding director of the Bed Time Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made several seminal research contributions, all focusing on applying operations research and advanced analytics to address societal problems of national interest. He launched the research field, aviation security analytics, demonstrating how probabilistic models, optimization, and artificial intelligence can be used to improve the performance of aviation security systems. His research on multi-level aviation security passenger screening at airports was the precursor to risk-based security, providing the foundational concepts that informed the design and implementation of TSA Precheck©.


New endorsement laws could create pitfalls for college athletes

By: - August 8, 2021

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that student-athletes are able to earn money from their name, image and likeness, more than a dozen states have enacted laws to govern the practice. These states include Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For example, the name, image and likeness law in Illinois defines what compensation can be for […]