Revolutionizing Data Storage by Harnessing the Potential of DNA

The growth of the global datasphere is rapidly outpacing the available material, space, and energy for electronic storage technologies. At the current rate of data generation, Earth’s entire surface would need to be covered by data centers by the year 2060 just to store the information created between now and then. DNA data storage represents a transformative solution as an extreme-scale storage medium due to its high raw capacity, long-term durability, minimal energy usage, and eternal human relevance. This presentation will cover various techniques for organizing, encoding, storing, accessing, and decoding data using DNA. Additionally, we will discuss the challenges that need to be overcome in order to create systems that can store more than 1 million terabytes per milliliter. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the groundbreaking technology that will shape the way we store and access information for generations to come.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 11am-12pm EST

This seminar can be viewed remotely via Microsoft Teams: Join here

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Matt Dosberg

Recording available via NASA MS Stream.

Kyle Tomek
PhD graduate and postdoctoral researcher
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina (NC) State

Kyle Tomek is a PhD graduate and postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State, where he has been developing DNA-based data storage systems for six years. Before moving to North Carolina he studied Human Biology and Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. Kyle is also the Co-founder and CEO of DNALI Data Technologies, a startup focused on commercializing DNA-based data storage solutions.

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