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EMET Prize Laureate Dist. Prof. Jacob Ziv

Distinguished Prof. Jacob Ziv of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering has been chosen as laureate for the 2017 EMET Prize in the category of ‘Exact Sciences: Computer & Electronic Engineering.’

The prize is awarded annually under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Israel, and consists of five categories of academic or professional achievements that have significantly benefited society. Prof. Ziv is being recognized for his game-changing contribution to the fields of information and communications.

The Lempel-Ziv algorithm, which Prof. Ziv developed together with Prof. Abraham Lempel of Technion’s Faculty of Computer Science, is an algorithm for compressing information that enables lossless compression regardless of the structure of the data and without prior knowledge of its statistical properties.

 

Source: Technion

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