Jacob Ziv is a member of the i4j Executive Advisory Board. He is a co-inventor of LZ-algorithm, (Z stands for Ziv) which is one of the pillars of the Internet and information science as a whole. He is Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering of the Technion University in Haifa, Israel. Ziv has been President of the Israel academy of Sciences and Humanities,Chairman of the Israeli Universities Planning and Grants Committee, which manages the national budget for universities. Ziv is the recipient of many awards, among them the Israel Prize, the Information and Communication Technologies Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards.