Dr Murano holds a PhD in Computer Science and is an interaction and usability specialist. He conducts leading edge research in this area and also supervises PhD students in this area. Dr Murano is also the current Postgraduate Research Studies Coordinator where he is responsible for about 100 PhD students in the school of CSE. Dr Murano is also a Chartered Engineer.
Dr Murano is a reviewer for various prestigious journals related to interactive systems. He also has experience as an invited research speaker to various universities in the UK and overseas. Dr Murano is also an active member of funding bidding teams either as PI or CI. Dr Murano has managed various projects concerning the usability of touch-based user interfaces, the design and evaluation of interface navigation types, the design and evaluation of user interface menu types and investigating anthropomorphic characters in the context of learning.
His research interests include Interaction Design and Usability of robotic and manufacturing artefacts/devices, Human Computer Interaction/Usability Engineering, Multimodal user interfaces, Intelligent interactive systems, Evaluation methods, User interface feedback, Novel User Interfaces – Design/Development, Software Agents, Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments and User interface design notations.