Contact us

For more information about ASCRIN or to ask questions about the work of ASCRIN please contact:

La Trobe University

Professor Aniruddha (Ani) Desai
Director, ASCRIN
Director, Centre for Technology Infusion
T: +61 3 9479 1242

Diana Heatherich
Manager - Centre for Technology Infusion
T: +61 402 019 615

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Professor Raju Kumar Gupta, FRSC
Academic Program Director, IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy
T: +91 512 259 6972

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Professor Navneet Goyal
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
T: +91 159 651 5410
M: +91 9929 109 901

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Office for International Affairs

One-page profiles for academics involved with ASCRIN are available to download:

La Trobe Academics [PDF 1.3MB]

IIT Kanpur Academics [PDF 1.1MB]

BITS Pilani Academics [PDF 1.3MB]

If you are a researcher from La Trobe, IIT Kanpur, BITS Pilani or TISS interested in joining the network, please email

At this stage, we are not able to include researcher from other institutions, but hope to expand the network in the future, so feel free to join our mailing list to receive updates.