Brian Pentland

Brian  Pentland
  • Main Street Capital Partners Endowed Professor
  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • PhD, Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1991
  • SB, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981


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Current Research

Visualizing and analyzing patterns of interaction in social systems, including organizational routines in healthcare. In the context of mobility research, this includes identification and comparison of patterns of interaction among social actors, including vehicles, passengers, pedestrians, and infrastructure.

White paper on Social Science Mobility Research (PDF)


  • Organizational routines
  • Sequential data analysis
  • Routine dynamics