EECS Seminar: Coding for Emerging DNA Storage Systems

Calit2, Room 3008
Ryan Gabrys, Ph.D.

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Abstract: 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 on 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 a crucial step toward the development of a practical DNA-based storage system. 

Bio: Ryan Gabrys received his doctorate in electrical engineering from UCLA. Since 2014, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Currently, he works at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific. His research interests include coding theory with applications to storage and synchronization.

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