Maureen N. Dunne is a Data Scientist/Educational Program Director turned Tech Entrepreneur.
Maureen grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois, a small town in the Midwest. From a young age, she discovered a passion for combining scholarly, research pursuits with public service. This passion led her to pursue research, humanitarian and innovation projects in 17 countries by the time she was 20 years old.
During her career, she worked extensively with children - including exceptional learners - and devoted a significant amount of time to helping children achieve critical developmental millstones. She has designed the models and implemented parent training, early intervention and other educational programs throughout the USA.
It was while she was working on her doctorate - and after losing several family members - that she forged a vision of an innovative technology company that could fundamentally change how kids and grown-ups interact, blending cognitive neuroscience, creative storytelling, artificial intelligence, developmental psychology, data analytics and social grid technologies.
She was named a Founder to Watch by Women 2.0/Astia in 2012.
She is the Founder & CEO of UQ Life, a technology company currently operating in stealth mode.
Maureen N. Dunne has been recognized at local, national and international levels with numerous awards such as being named a Rhodes Scholar, National Science Foundation Fellow, Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow, twice elected to the USA Today All American Academic Team, Ford Foundation Research Fellow, a young honoree at the American Academy of Achievement, “International Achievement Summit,” as well as recognized as a Distinguished Citizen for her scholarly pursuits and service to the community by the City of Chicago.
An inventor or co-inventor of numerous patents pending, Dr. Dunne is a recognized expert in developmental/cognitive neuroscience and psychology and has served on several editorial and foundation boards, including service as an ad-hoc reviewer for academic journals such as Child Development and the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. While teaching at the university level, Dr. Dunne worked on research in neuroplasticity, visual and verbal learning, developmental sciences, and adaptive learning technologies.
- Cognitive/Developmental Sciences
MSAnthropology of Learning and Cognition
- Creative Writing & Interactive Media Technologies
- post-doc training in Cognitive Neuroscience & Technology