Vikas Jaiman

Research Scientist
Lisk | Lightcurve,
Berlin, Germany.

Köpenicker Str. 126,
10179 Berlin,

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I am a Research Scientist at Lisk | Lightcurve, Berlin, Germany since July 2022. My research interests include distributed systems, blockchain, and storage systems. I am currently working on Lisk Improvement Proposals (LIPs) for Lisk ecosystem.

I did my Postdoc from the Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. I received my Ph.D. degree in April 2019 from the University Grenoble Alpes, France under the supervision of Prof. Vivien Quéma and Dr. Sonia Ben Mokhtar. I was also a member of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG) during my Ph.D. I was a research assistant at ICTEAM, University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium from April 2018 to December 2018 where I was working with Prof. Etienne Riviere. During my Ph.D., I was working on distributed systems particularly focus on the performance of key-value stores. Prior, I was employed at The ICFAI University, Jaipur, India as a faculty member from Aug 2013 to Mar 2014.

Research interests

Distributed systems, Blockchain, Storage systems


  • Our paper titled "DePhi: Decentralizing Philanthropy via Blockchain for Traceable Micro-transactions" accepted at 4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS 2022).


  • University Fund Limburg/SWOL 2021. "Decentralized healthcare: sharing IoT health data using blockchain" from University Fund Limburg/SWOL.
  • Grant for the Web 2020. "Monetizing philanthropy: Transparent and traceable microtransactions to content creators" from Mozilla/Coil/CreativeCommons with Dr. Visara Urovi and Dr. Catalina Goanta. [report]

Publicatons (Google scholar profile) (DBLP) (Pure)

LUCE: A blockchain-based data sharing platform for monitoring data license accountability and compliance. Visara Urovi, Vikas Jaiman, Arno Angerer, and Michel Dumontier. In Blockchain: Research and Applications journal, September 2022. [paper]

User Incentives for Blockchain-based Data Sharing Platforms. Vikas Jaiman, Leonard Pernice, and Visara Urovi. In PLOS One Journal, April 2022. [paper]

A Consent Model for Blockchain-based Health Data Sharing Platforms. Vikas Jaiman and Visara Urovi. In IEEE Access Journal, July 2020. [paper]

TailX: Scheduling Heterogeneous Multiget Queries to Improve Tail Latencies in Key-Value Stores. Vikas Jaiman, Sonia Ben Mokhtar and Etienne Rivière. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS), June 2020. [paper] [Best paper award]

Héron: Taming Tail Latencies in Key Value Stores under Heterogeneous Workloads. Vikas Jaiman, Sonia Ben Mokhtar, Vivien Quéma, Lydia Y. Chen, and Etienne Rivière. In Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), Salvador, Brazil, October 2018. [paper].

Selected Talks & Posters

  • EBSIS Research Seminar, UAIC, Iaşi, Romania, Nov 2018.
  • INGI Research Seminar,UCLouvain, Belgium, Oct 2018.
  • International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), October 2018, Salvador,Brazil, Oct 2018.
  • Poster at European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC) 2018, Iaşi, Romania, Sept 2018.
  • EBSIS Summer School on Distributed Event Based Systems and Related Topics 2018, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, July 2018.
  • GDR RSD and ASF Winter School on Distributed Systems and Networks 2017, ACMSIGOPS, Pleynet, Sept Laux, France, Mar 2017.
  • LIG PhD Day 2017,Grenoble, France.



Teaching Assistant at Maastricht University, Netherlands

Teaching Assistant at UCLouvain, Belgium

Faculty at The ICFAI University, Jaipur, India