|Born||Terry Archer Welch
January 20, 1939
|Died||November 22, 1988(aged 49)|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||Bounds on Information Retrieval Efficiency in Static File Structures (1971)|
|Doctoral advisor||Peter Elias|
|Doctoral students||Nick Tredennick|
|Known for||Lempel–Ziv–Welch (LZW) compression|
|Children||Kindra Welch Curry, Kerri Welch, Travis Welch|
Terry Archer Welch was an American computer scientist. Along with Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv, he developed the lossless Lempel–Ziv–Welch (LZW) compression algorithm, which was published in 1984.
He taught at the University of Texas in Austin until joining the Sperry Research Center, Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1976 where the paper about the LZW algorithm was published. In 1983 he joined DEC where he worked as DEC liaison to MCC's advanced computer architecture program.
He died of a brain tumor in 1988.
- Terry Welch from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
- Terry Welch's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
- Welch, Terry (1984). "A Technique for High-Performance Data Compression" (PDF). Computer 17 (6): 8–19. doi:10.1109/MC.1984.1659158.
- "Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998," index, FamilySearch (accessed 06 Mar 2014), Terry Archer Welch, 22 Nov 1988; citing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin,Texas.
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