Itschak (Tsachy) Weissman
|Alma mater||Technion – Israel Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Information Theory and Communications, Statistical Signal Processing, Weissman score|
|Fields||Information Theory, Digital Communications, Statistical Signal Processing, Applications|
Tsachy (Itschak) Weissman is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is founding director of the Stanford Compression Forum. His research interests include Information theory, statistical signal processing, and their applications, with recent emphasis on biological applications, in genomics in particular. Lossless compression and lossy compression. Delay-constrained and complexity-constrained compression and communication. Network information theory. Feedback communications. Directed information. The interplay between estimation theory and information theory. Entropy (information theory). Noise reduction (Denoising), filtering, prediction, sequential decision making, and learning. Connections with probability, statistics, and computer science (as listed in Weissman's CV PDF link).
On his personal website, Weissman has spoken out against intimidation and sexual harassment in the information theory community.
In 2002, Weissman joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) Laboratories as a researcher. In 2003 he became a Visiting Scientist at HP. At HP, he was co-inventor of a denoising algorithm named the Discrete Universal Denoiser (DUDE).
He was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE in 2013  for contributions to information theory and its applications in signal processing.
Tsachy Weissman has been granted 15 U.S. patents.
- B. Marcus, K. Petersen and T. Weissman (eds.), Entropy of Hidden Markov Processes and Connections to Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, July 2011.
- Stanford profile, Itschak Weissman
- IEEE Spectrum, "A Made-For-TV Compression Algorithm", 25 July 2014
- HP Labs, Discrete Universal Denoiser (DUDE)
- Stanford University profile, Tsachy Weissman
- HP Labs, People
- Stanford Report, President's Report to the Board of Trustees, 2003
- Stanford Report, Diverse backgrounds, interests distinguish new faculty on campus, 2004
- Stanford Report, Report of the President to the Board of Trustees, 2009
- Stanford Report, Report of the President: Academic Council professoriate appointments, 2010
- Stanford Report, Report of the President: Academic Council Professoriate appointments, 2015
- IEEE Information Theory Society Fellows
- Patents, Itschak Weissman