Martin Murillo's research is in the intersection of political science and engineering. His work includes early conceptualization of the role of data and algorithms in government transparency, the role of data breaches on government transparency and accountability, and the addressing of jurisdictional issues of Internet of Things architectures and technologies. His peer-reviewed work has been published in venues such as the International Political Science Review, the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, the American Control Conference and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has participated in policy-related venues sponsored by the W3C, IEEE, UNFCCC, and IETF with the aim to influence the development of more inclusive standards and technologies. He holds a BS degree from Brigham Young University, a Ph.D. degree from Idaho State university and post-doctoral work in the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology. In addition to his current research on algorithms and governance, he manages an IEEE-sponsored project that utilizes grass-roots initiatives for data connectivity of remote underserved politically autonomous communities.