Prof. Tsachy Weissman

Tsachy Weissman featured on SoE’s podcast, "The Future of Everything"


Tsachy discusses new approaches to the ever-expanding need to store digital files.


Professor Tsachy Weissman joins Professor Russ Altman for The Future of Everything podcast. This episode is titled ”The crucial role of data compression.”

It may not be immediately obvious, but there are huge financial, environmental and security costs associated with storing all the selfies, videos, documents and other digital assets the world is generating. One way to address this issue is by developing better compression algorithms that can represent the data more succinctly. Another is by creating new ways of storing the information itself, including, potentially, within biological molecules.

In this episode of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything, Stanford electrical engineer Tsachy Weissman discusses with host Professor Russ Altman the challenges associated with storing our ever-growing mountains of digital data – and how they can be addressed. Listen and subscribe here.

Published : Mar 27th, 2022 at 08:06 pm
Updated : Aug 17th, 2023 at 11:35 am