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Professor Rajiv

Professor Rajiv Khosla

Professor , Discipline Leader, Director, Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Management and Marketing

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation


B.E.(Elect.), M.Tech.(Management. & Systems), M.Sc. (Comp. Sci.), Ph.D. (Comp. Sci.)



Area of study

Management Information Systems

Brief profile

  Professor Rajiv Khosla is the Director of Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECCSI). Rajiv Khosla has a multi-disciplinary background in management, engineering and computer science.He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Management and Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from La Trobe. He has been a visiting research scientist and professor at NEC corporation Japan, Kyoto University, Japan, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, Uppsala University, Sweden, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Rajiv's research in three disciplines, namely, Information Systems, Computing, and Engineering has been published and reported in journals like Pattern Recognition, Expert Systems with Applications, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, IEEE Multimedia, Communications of the ACM, and IEEE Transactions in Power Systems. He has filed patents, commercialized his research, and is director and chief inventor of Human Mind Innovations Pty, Ltd. He has received several teaching excellence awards and has pioneered the industry-orientation and design of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at La Trobe University since 1994. He is also director of externally funded Business Systems and Knowledge Modelling research laboratory.  

He has authored four research books in areas like Emotionally Intelligent Systems (to be published) , Human-Centred e-Business, Multimedia based Socio-technical Information systems, Engineering Intelligent Hybrid Multi-agent Systems. Additionally he has edited five books and published over 120 refereed journal and conference papers. His research has made significant impact nationally and internationally including interviews with ABC Radio, reports in major news papers in several countries, citations of research in several US patents and collaborations with reputed international research institutions. He has also successfully chaired large international conferences in intelligent information systems.  

He has been the Associate editor of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition (2000-2007), Regional editor of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer-verlag), and Action Editor of Journal of Cognitive Systems Research and Associate editor of IEEE Intelligent Informatics Bulletin.



Research interests

Data mining; pattern recognition

- Service Innovation in Health Care, Business and Education

Managerial psychology and decision science

- Recruitment and Benchmarking, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing Behaviour

Teaching units

Enterprise Information Systems (BUS5EIS)

Business Information Systems and Design (BUS5BID)


Information Technology Audit, Data Mining, Prediction models in banking

Recent publications

Authored Books

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  • R.Khosla and T. Dillon, Engineering Intelligent Hybrid Multi-Agent Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Massachusetts, USA, August 1997
  • R.Khosla, I. Sethi, and E. Damiani, Intelligent Multimedia Multi-Agent Systems - A Human -centred Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Massachusetts, USA, October 2000.
  • R.Khosla, E. Damiani, and W. Grosky, Human-centred e-Business, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Massachusetts, USA, April 2003.
  • R.Khosla, N. Berthouze, and T. Nishida, Context-aware Emotion-based Multi-agent Systems, Springer-verlag, 2010

  Refereed Journal Papers and book chapters  

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  • Y.Swahatha, R. Khosla, “Determining Comprehension and Quality of TV programs Using Eye-Gaze Tracking,”  in Pattern Recognition, 2008 (A* Grade  impact factor – 2.25)
  • R. Khosla, T. Goonesekera, M-T. Chu., ”Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: an Intelligent Sales Recruitment and Benchmarking System,” accepted for publication in Expert Systems with Applications, 2008  ( Impact factor – 2.25)
  • M-T. Chu and R. Khosla, Index Evaluations and Benefit Strategies on Communities of Practice”,  in Expert Systems with Applications, 2008 (A Grade - , Impact factor – 2.25)
  • R. Khosla, C. Lai and Y. Mitsukura , “Human-Centered Multi-Agent Distributed Architecture for Knowledge Engineering of Image Processing Applications,”   in the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Volume 18 Number 1 February 2004 (B Grade - CORE, Impact factor – 0.6).
  • M-T. Chu, J. Z. Shyu, G-H. Tzeng, and R. Khosla, Using Non-Additive Fuzzy Integral to Assess Performance of Organization Transformation via Communities of Practice, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(2), 1-13. (A,  impact factor – 1.2)
  • R. Khosla, “Multi-layered Distributed Agent Ontology for Soft  Computing Systems.”  in International  Journal Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, 2004 (B Grade – CORE
  • M-T. Chu, J. Z. Shyu, G.-H. Tzeng, R. Khosla, Comparison among Three Analytical Methods for Knowledge Communities Group-Decision Analysis, Expert Systems with Applications, 33(4), 1011-1024, 2007– (A Grade -   Impact factor – 1.25



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Research projects

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