Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

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Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human-Centered AI, Global AI Ethics and Governance, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Creativity and Adaptive Behavior

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

For Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez, building a seamless interactive human-centric relationship with technology is critical for an ethical and sustainable future with autonomous artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled systems. A serial entrepreneur known for her human-centered and industry-agnostic approaches to tech and business, Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez is an expert in the science, ethics, and governance of AI and is on the front line of the AI-enabled Autonomous Systems, Healthcare/Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, and Education industries.

Her appointments across the university include in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for Professionals' Artificial Intelligence Master’s Program, Whiting School of Engineering; AAP’s Master of Science in Data Analytics and Policy, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences; Master of Arts in International Relations Program, School of Advanced International Studies; Executive Education, Carey Business School; and the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine. A 21st century polymath and multilingual speaker, her interdisciplinary courses sit at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience, Design, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy. 

Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez has BAs in Psychology and French, and a MA and PhD in Cognitive Science, all from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also has a Certificate of Art in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Graduate Certificate in International Studies with a focus on Strategic Studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She most recently earned a Certificate in AI Policy from the Center for AI and Digital Policy, Washington, D.C. and a Certificate from the Venture Capital University Independent Director Initiative, University of California Berkeley, School of Law.

  • AS.050.252 Cognitive Science in Artificial Intelligence Part I (KSAS)
  • AS.050.253 Cognitive Science in Artificial Intelligence Part II (KSAS)
  • AS.145.105 Freshman Seminar: Minds and Machines (KSAS)
  • AS.360.100 Neuroscience Applied: Designing and Communicating Theory and Research (KSAS Summer Programs)
  • AS.360.116 Neuroscience Applied - The Brain & Creativity (KSAS Summer Programs)
  • AS.470.636 Cognitive Behavioral Foundations for Artificial Intelligence (AAP)
  • EN.705.640 Cognitive and Behavioral Foundations for Artificial Intelligence (WSE)
  • EN.601.124 The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (WSE)
  • SA.501.104 Artificial Intelligence: The Science, Ethics, and Politics (SAIS)