Lempel-Ziv algorithm proclaimed as milestone by IEEE

Lempel-Ziv algorithm proclaimed as milestone by IEEEThe computer science department is proud to announce that IEEE proclaimed the Lempel-Ziv Data Compression Algorithm, developed by CS faculty member Prof. Avraham Lempel and Prof. Jacob Ziv from EE, to be an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing: "The data compression algorithm developed at this site in 1977 by Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv became a basis for enabling data transmission via the internet in an efficient way. It contributed significantly in making the internet a global communications medium." IEEE Israel Section intends to hold a dedication ceremony of this Milestone at the old building of the Technion on September 5, 2004. The Presidents of IEEE and of ComSoc will attend the ceremony.

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