Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a principal research scientist at Snap Inc., where he manages the human-computer interaction research team reporting to the company's co-founder and CTO. He is also an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington with appointments in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and the departments of Human Centered Design & Engineering and Communications. Previously, he was a researcher at Microsoft Research for six years, where he was in the leadership team of the FUSE Labs incubation team. He holds a PhD and a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a bachelor's in electronics engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in México.

He designs and studies technologies that enable people to connect and collaborate—a field called social computing. He has created technologies used by millions of people: the Scratch website, an award-winning online community for children to learn programming; Calendar.help, Microsoft's first human computation product; Journeys & Notes, an urban exploration app shipped under the Microsoft Garage; Sana, a healthcare app designed to help nurses in Zambia in partnership with MIT; and SFX, a tool to help researchers find scientific publications.

He publishes his research in peer-reviewed venues in collaboration with faculty and students from computer science, education, communications, design, sociology, and psychology. His scholarly work has received best paper awards at CHI, CSCW, HCOMP, and ICWSM, the top human-computer interaction venues from the ACM and AAAI. His scholarly work has received over 5,000 citations. In 2018, he was the program co-chair for the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), and is currently the program co-chair for the ACM Collective Intelligence Conference (CI).

Lastly, he was named one of the 35 Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review, one of CNET's most influential Latinos in Tech, one of Boston's Emerging Leaders by the Boston Business Journal, and a Berkman Fellow by the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Also, his work has been awarded at Ars Electronica, the MacArthur Digital Media & Learning Competition, and featured in The New York Times, CNN, Wired, NPR, BBC, and El País, among others.