Pierre-Louis Roman

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Systems Institute of USI Lugano, working with Patrick Eugster since 2019-08. I work on distributed systems with a focus on large-scale systems such as public distributed ledgers and blockchains.

I received a BSc in 2011 and an MSc in 2013 both from Sorbonne Université, and a PhD in 2018 for my work on decentralized systems performed under the supervision of François Taïani and Davide Frey in the WIDE group of Université de Rennes - Inria - IRISA, including a summer at VU Amsterdam with Spyros Voulgaris.

Interests: distributed systems, distributed ledgers/blockchains, operating systems, privacy-enhancing tech.

Good news

Bad news have been elluded for space reasons.

Awards & Grants

Publications

Tags: Conference paper, Short paper, Research report, Thesis.

[C7] Live in the Express Lane
[C6] Consistent and Secure Network Updates Made Practical
[C5] Scalable and Serializable Networked Multi-Actor Programming
[C4] PLASMA: Programmable Elasticity for Stateful Cloud Computing Applications
[S2] Dietcoin: Hardening Bitcoin Transaction Verification Process For Mobile Devices
[R1] Dietcoin: shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone
[S1] Bringing secure Bitcoin transactions to your smartphone
[C3] Speed for the elite, consistency for the masses: differentiating eventual consistency in large-scale distributed systems
[C2] Similitude: Decentralised Adaptation in Large-Scale P2P Recommenders
[C1] Towards a Geocentric Mobile Syndication System

Invited talks

MasterKRaft: Dusting off your commodity hardware with several Mops(/s) for SMR
Dietcoin: Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone
Dietcoin: Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone
Secured light Bitcoin client with Dietcoin
Bringing secure Bitcoin transactions to your smartphone

Techsplaining

So far, I have only techsplained in French.

[FR] A bit of blockchain, a lot of distributed ledgers
[FR] Blockchains, distributed ledgers, and their notarial use
[FR] Demystifying the blockchain and its utility for notaries

Reviews

Teaching