Monett Diaz studied computer science at the University of Havana in Cuba from 1987 to 1992, where she also completed her master's degree in computer science from 1995 to 1998. She has lived in Germany since 1999 and initially worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Computer Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 2002 to 2005. While teaching at the HWR Berlin from 2003 to 2010, she completed her doctorate in computer science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2005 in the field of agent-based configuration of metaheuristic algorithms, also in the context of artificial intelligence.In the following years, she taught and researched again at the Humboldt-Universität before being appointed professor of computer science at the HWR Berlin in 2010. There she was involved in various projects, including e-learning, a study on the use of big data in human resources and, in 2016/2017, in the interdisciplinary project Bot@HWR, which aimed to expand the research focus on robotics at the HWR. She is also a member of the management team of the "Competence Centre for Digitalisation" at the HWR.