Eko Bastiawan has completed a Diploma in Asian Art (2016) and a Master in History of Art and Archaeology (2017) at SOAS, University of London. His MA research focused on groups of miniature bronzes from Central and East Java from 10th – 11th century.

In the context of the DHARMA project, he is responsible for conducting surveys of inscriptions in the field, as well as for re-editing, translating and XML encoding of Javanese inscriptions.