Matt Beane

Matt Beane

Assistant Professor
Technology Management 

Technology Management


(805) 893-2729
1316 Phelps Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5129


Human Robot Interaction Pioneer, 2012


Beane is an assistant professor in the Technology Management Program and a research affiliate with MIT’s Institute for the Digital Economy. He studies deviance in work involving machine intelligence – and specifically robotics. He asks questions like “How do workers, organizations and even AI engage in deviance, and what happens when they do?” Beane has done extensive field research on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care and knowledge work.


PhD  Information Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology