Biography

I am a research fellow in Interactive Graphics at the Interact-Lab from University College London.

I completed a PhD on computational 3D interaction techniques for immersive Virtual Reality under the supervision from Prof. Sriram Subramanian at the University of Sussex.

I previously interned as a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher at Adobe Research and I hold an electronics engineering background.

I am interested on optimisation techniques to improve human factors related to manipulation, navigation and selection in Virtual Reality. I am currently working on the principles of wavefront manipulation and metamaterials to explore a combination of acoustic levitation, mid-air haptics and parametric audio in Virtual Reality.

Publications

GS-PAT: High-speed Multi-point Sound-Fields for Phased Arrays of Transducers
Martinez-Plasencia Diego, Hirayama Ryuji, Montano-Murillo Roberto A. and Subramanian Sriram. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Siggraph 2020). August 24 – 28, 2020, Online Event.
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Talk (coming soon)
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Slicing-Volume: Hybrid 3D/2D Multi-target Selection Technique for Dense Virtual Environments
Montano-Murillo RobertoNguyen CuongHabib Kazi RubaiatSubramanian SriramDiVerdi Stephen and Martinez-Plasencia Diego. IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), March 22 – 26, 2020, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Drift-Correction Techniques for Scale-Adaptive VR Navigation

Montano-Murillo RobertoCornelio-Martinez PatriciaSubramanian Sriram, Martinez-Plasencia, Diego. UIST 2019: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology,
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Designer Led Computational Approach to Generate Mappings for Devices with Low Gestural Resolution
Montano-Murillo Roberto, Han Teng, Irani Pourang, Martinez-Plasencia Diego and Subramanian Sriram. Interact 2019: 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, September 2 – 6, 2019, Paphos, Cyprus.
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NaviFields: Relevance Fields for Adaptive VR Navigation

Montano-Murillo Roberto, Gatti Elia, Oliver Segovia Miguel, Obrist Marianna, Molina Masso Jose P. and Martinez-Plasencia Diego. UIST 2017: 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, October 20 – 23, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
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Erg-O: Ergonomic Optimization of Immersive Virtual Environments

Montano-Murillo, RobertoSubramanian Sriram and Martinez-Plasencia Diego. UIST 2017: 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, October 20 – 23, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
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Teaching

Oct 2019 – Feb 2020: Module convenor at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Module: Programming for 3D.


Feb – May, 2018: Teaching assistant at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Module: Programming for 3D.

Feb – May, 2017: Teaching assistant at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Module: Programming for 3D.

Feb – May, 2016: Teaching assistant at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Module: Programming for 3D.

Jan – Dec, 2014: Teacher at Universidad Tecnólogica de Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico.
Modules: Fundamentals of Mathematics and Physics.

CV

Education

2015 – 2019:    PhD in Informatics, Interact Lab, University of Sussex, UK.
Thesis title: ‘Computational Interaction Techniques for 3D Selection, Manipulation and Navigation in Immersive VR‘.
Thesis advisor: Sriram Subramanian.
Thesis committee: Steven Feiner and Ian Wakeman.

2012 – 2014:    MSc in Electronics Engineering, National Technological Institute of Mexico.
Thesis title: ‘An Interactive System for Fine Motor Rehabilitation’.

2006 – 2010:    BSc in Electronics Engineering, National Technological Institute of Mexico.
Thesis title: ‘Design of a gesture-detection system for wheelchair control’.

Service & Volunteering

Internships & Visiting

Contact

r.montano@ucl.ac.uk
Interact Lab, UCL
London, United Kingdom