Coding for Emerging DNA Storage Systems

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mulva Auditorium, EER 0.904
Free and open to the public

DNA-based data storage is an emerging technology of potentially unprecedented density, durability, and replication efficiency. In this talk, we provide an overview of existing DNA storage architectures and the underlying coding techniques enabling these technologies. We then focus our attention to a recent work where we designed the first portable, random-access platform using nanopore sequencers. Our system produced error-free readouts while maintaining the highest reported information rate/density, which represents an important step towards the development of a practical DNA-based storage system.


Ryan Gabrys

Ryan Gabrys

Research Scientist
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego

Ryan Gabrys is a scientist with SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research interests broadly lie in the areas of theoretical computer science and electrical engineering, including bioinformatics, combinatorics, coding theory, and signal processing. Dr. Gabrys is particularly interested in inter-disciplinary problems that span multiple areas such as biology, mathematics, and systems design.