Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1995
"For contributions to the fields of communications and information theory, and in particular for his work on the Lempel-Ziv data compression algorithm"
Presented by: The Honorable Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, President of the Republic of Italy at the Universita di Bologna
Professor Ziv made contributions to the communications field through his innovations in data-compression, information theory, and statistical communication. Particularly important was his work on the Lempel-Ziv algorithm, which allows for efficient encoding. Professor Ziv is currently the President of the Israeli National Academy of Sciences and Humanities.