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Risk-based Passenger Screening Could Make Air Travel Safer

January 31, 2012

Sheldon Jacobson A study by Illinois researchers demonstrates that intensive screening of all passengers actually makes the system less secure by overtaxing security resources.  University of Illinois computer science and mathematics professor Sheldon H. Jacobson, in collaboration with Adrian J. Lee at the Central Illinois Technology and Education Research Institute, explored the benefit of matching passenger risk with security assets. Their work is detailed in the journal Transportation Science Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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