Jan Voges studied electrical engineering at Leibniz University Hannover, majoring in communications engineering. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree from Leibniz University Hannover in 2015. After graduation, he joined Institut für Informationsverarbeitung at Leibniz University Hannover, where he is currently working on his PhD as a research assistant in the field of DNA sequencing data compression. In the second half of 2018, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he contributed to a project to automate and accelerate the analysis of DNA sequencing data in a clinical setting. He is an active contributor to the MPEG working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29, having contributed more than 40 input documents to the series of MPEG-G standards (ISO/IEC 23092), and he served as editor of ISO/IEC 23092-2 and -5. His current research ranges from information theory to data compression, communication engineering, machine learning, and bioinformatics.