Kristy Johnson

Grad Student, Gabrieli Lab

Kristy Johnson is a PhD student and MIT Hugh Hampton Young Fellow in the Affective Computing group at the MIT Media Lab. Prior to MIT, Kristy earned her BS and MS in physics, was adjunct faculty in astronomy, a professional scientific editor, and a competitive cyclist. She once dressed up as a supernova for Halloween and her daughter is named after the brightest gamma-ray pulsar in the visible universe. She now works at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and autism, combining techniques from deep brain stimulation and fMRI neuroimaging to wearable biosensors and human-centered AI systems.