Press Release 11-184 - Video Short interview with Sheldon Jacobson who discusses his research on airport screening.
Sheldon Jacobson of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an expert in operations research, and while his efforts have stretched from vaccine stockpiling to statistics, his studies on security continue to influence policy and practice, including screening activities at airports. In this short interview, Jacobson discusses the evolution of airport screening. In a recent issue of IIE Transactions, he is co-author on a paper that looks at how comprehensive airport screening may actually be less effective than more targeted screening approaches. For more on Jacobson's research and his work over the last decade, see his full interview with NSF.