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Matt Beane

Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

Research Affiliate, MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy

Research Interests

Deviance | Machine intelligence | Robotics | Work |

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.