Kristof Jannes

PhD researcher at imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven

About me

I am a Phd researcher at the imec-DistriNet research group at KU Leuven. I obtained my M.Sc.Eng. in Computer Science at KU Leuven in 2018. My research focuses on data synchronization, consistency, fault-tolerance and decentralization for the web using CRDTs and consensus protocols.

Academic publications

OWebSync: Seamless Synchronization of Distributed Web Clients

Kristof Jannes, Bert Lagaisse, Wouter Joosen

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2021

SCEW: Programmable BFT-Consensus with Smart Contracts for Client-Centric P2P Web Applications

Martijn Sauwens, Kristof Jannes, Bert Lagaisse, Wouter Joosen

PaPoC '21: Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Principles and Practice of Consistency for Distributed Data, 2021

You Don't Need a Ledger: Lightweight Decentralized Consensus Between Mobile Web Clients

Kristof Jannes, Bert Lagaisse, Wouter Joosen

SERIAL '19: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Scalable and Resilient Infrastructures for Distributed Ledgers, 2019

The Web Browser as Distributed Application Server: Towards Decentralized Web Applications in the Edge

Kristof Jannes, Bert Lagaisse, Wouter Joosen

EdgeSys '19: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking, 2019

Personal projects


Co-founder, 2018-present

Web application providing insights into your financial habits and net worth.

Sensor Sense

Creator, 2013-present

Android application that shows you all the sensor readings from your smartphone.


Backend developer, 2017-2018

App to make student life easier, including class shedule and restaurant menu.