Dr Monica Lopez is a multilingual business executive, cognitive scientist, educator, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is the CEO and CSO at La Petite Noiseuse Productions, a consulting firm that integrates human cognition and behavioural insights into machine intelligence development and competitive business solutions. Dr Lopez’s work in human intelligence has led to understanding human-human interactions in multi-sensory, multi-agent environments, resulting in theoretical and applicational insights for autonomous systems, digital healthcare, and data analytics for various industries. She is also teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in several schools throughout the university.
Dr Lopez has been a keynote speaker for IS&T’s Human Vision & Electronic Imaging and Autonomous Vehicles & Machines international conferences in San Francisco, CA, and a plenary speaker and awards judge for AutoSens in Detroit, MI and Brussels, Belgium and other venues. She was recognized in 2016 as a 'particularly imaginative polymath' by the Imagination Institute, University of Pennsylvania and has been a fellow and guest speaker on the ethical and sustainable use of artificial intelligence at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. Dr Lopez holds B.A.s in psychology and French and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive science, all from JHU. She is completing a graduate certificate in international studies at the School of Advanced International Studies from JHU.