Jacob Ziv

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Jacob ZivName: Jacob Ziv

Born: November 27, 1931, in Tiberias, British Mandate of Palestine

Computer-related contributions

  • Israeli computer scientist who, along with Abraham Lempel, developed the LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.
  • His research interests include data compression, information theory, and statistical communication theory.

Honors and awards

  • Information and Communication Technologies Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2008).
  • Golden Jubilee Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society (1998).
  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1995).
  • Awarded the Israel Prize, for exact sciences (1993).