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Matt Beane

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

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About Matt

Matt Beane is an Assistant Professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Affiliate with MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Matt studies deviance in work involving machine intelligence - and specifically robotics. Matt has published in top management journals such as ASQ, drawing on extensive field research on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care and knowledge work. He was selected in 2012 as a Human Robot Interaction Pioneer, and is a regular contributor to popular outlets such as Wired, MIT’s Technology Review, TechCrunch, Forbes and Robohub. Matt also took a two-year hiatus from his doctoral studies to help found and fund Humatics, an MIT-connected, full-stack IoT startup.




Shadow Learning: Building Robotic Surgical Skill When Approved Means Fail

Matthew Beane (2018) | Administrative Science Quarterly 64(1): 87-123 |

What Difference Does a Robot Make? The Material Enactment of Distributed Coordination

Matt Beane, Wanda J. Orlikowski (2015) | Organization Science 26(6): 1553-1573 |