ICSA Colloquium - 26/06/19

Title: DNA Data Storage and Near-Molecule Processing for long-term Storage

Abstract The demand for data-driven decision making coupled with need to retain data to meet regulatory compliance requirements has resulted in a rapid increase in the amount of archival data stored. As the data generation rate far outpaces the rate of improvement in storage density of media like HDD and tape, researchers have started investigating new architectures for archiving data. Synthetic DNA is one such storage media that has received some attention recently due to its high density and durability. In this talk I will give an overview of using synthetic DNA to store information. I will talk about the properties that make it an interesting candidate for long-time storage, how it can already be used to store information, how to process data using biomolecular mechanisms and what challenges lie ahead before it will be ready as a commercial solution.

Biography Thomas Heinis, PhD, is a Lecturer in Computing/Data Management at Imperial College London since September 2014 leading a team of researchers. He is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Dr. Heinis is renowned for research and development of systems in large-scale data management systems as well as storage and parallel databases in general. His research particularly focuses on scaling out big data into the cloud for industrial and scientific applications and novel computing and storage platforms. Dr. Heinis received a BSc, MSc and PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. During his studies he also received several fellowships, including a Fulbright fellowship (Purdue University).  

Jun 26 2019 -

ICSA Colloquium - 26/06/19

Thomas Heinis (Imperial College London)

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