Jacob Ziv

Professor Jacob Ziv

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.


  1. Biography
  2. An Efficient Universal Prediction Algorithm for Unknown Sources with Limited Training Data
  3. Universal Decoding for Unknown Channels with Limited Training Data (video)