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Remembering Data Compression Pioneer Jacob Ziv

Remembering Data Compression Pioneer Jacob Ziv

Jacob Ziv, codeveloper of the Lempel-Ziv data compression algorithm, died on 26 March at the age of 91. The IEEE Life Fellow was awarded the 2021 IEEE Medal of Honor “for fundamental contributions to information theory and data compression technology, and for distinguished research leadership.” Ziv, an electrical engineering professor at the Technion—the Israel Institute...