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103. Engineering[X]
1Name:  Dr. Jacob Ziv
 Institution:  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
 Year Elected:  2003
 Class:  1. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
 Subdivision:  103. Engineering
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1931
Jacob Ziv has made important theoretical and practical contributions to information theory. On the theoretical side, he developed techniques for estimating the capacity of various channels and showed the centrality of the Rate-distortion function. On the practical side, he (with A. Lempel) developed a compression algorithm for data compression which is widely used for efficient storage of large data bases. Jacob Ziv has also contributed to the well being of science in Israel both in his capacity as the Chair of the Planning and Grants Committee (which looks after the quality and funding of the Israeli universities), and as the president of the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since 1983 Dr. Ziv has been Technion Distinguished Professor and Herman Gross Professor of Communications at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He has an extensive technical knowledge and deep concern for the well being of science.
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