Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Cognitive Scientist; Co-Founder, La Petite Noiseuse Productions

Dr. Mónica López-González is a multilingual cognitive scientist, educator, entrepreneur, multidisciplinary artist, speaker, science communicator, theorist and writer. She is the co-founder and executive scientific & artistic director of La Petite Noiseuse Productions, a company at the forefront of innovative science-art integration where she heads a unique R&D program on Creativity and Human Intelligence with the goal of advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI). As faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Institute, she has also created a STEAMM education platform to prepare learners for the challenges of tomorrow. Prior to co-founding her company, Dr. López-González worked in the biotech industry and is currently the executive director of Business Development at Novodux. She applies her business, scientific, and artistic acumen to challenges in healthcare, big data, and explores the benefits and perils of using AI in drug development and treatment, as well as in medical devices and diagnostics. Dr. López-González earned B.A. degrees in psychology and French, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive science, all from Johns Hopkins University, a Certificate of Art in photography from Maryland Institute College of Art, and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital. Dr. López-González has been recognized as a "particularly imaginative polymath" by the Imagination Institute of the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center. She is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, most recently attending Session 593 The Shock of the New: Arts, Technology, and Making Sense of the Future (February 2018).