Who am I?

I am an award-winning passionate computer scientist, author, engineer, entrepreneur, philantropist, and inventorI am neurodivergent, a pianist and violinist, and I hold the titles of EUR ING, BSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, FIET, FRSA, AFHEA, IntPE, and Hon Associate Professor. I am the Chair of the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities Group,  a reviewer of grant/awards of the RAEng, the IET, and the ACM. I am a Council Member of the QEPrize Ambassadors, and I’ve served as ambassador for many technology/educational organisations.

My career includes +15 years working in engineeringI work at Google as a Data Practice Lead (AI/Machine Learning, Smart Analytics and Data Management), and I am a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow. I work on the Interplanetary Internet on Google Cloud, and I am also a member of the InterPlanetary Networking SIGMy continuing academic work is at UCL and University of Oxford where I serve as an Honorary Associate Professor in Computer Science and a guest Lecturer, respectively.

I have received numerous awards and recognitions for my contributions to industry and international science.  I am an active keynote speaker, and since 2003 I’ve actively worked towards increasing the representation of people of all kinds in Engineering. ,

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My history


BSc in Computer Science

University Barao de Maua

Summa Cum Laude  - 4 years degree

  • 3 Honours and Awards
  • Valedictorian student 
  • Best Student -  the Brazilian Computer Society
  • Scientific initiation research fellow in AI
  • Research presented and published at International Conferences. 

MPhil in Electrical Engineering

University of Sao Paulo

Summa Cum Laude – GPA: A - 2 years MPhil program

  • 3 Honours and Awards 
  • Created new technologies for early detection of breast cancer in women of all ages.
  • Paved the way to reduce radiation exposure in cancer patients by 20% - 30%.
  • Published in international journals.

PhD in Computer Science

UCL Computer Science (Host) . Imperial College Business School. MIT School of Architecture & Planning

4 Years Ph.D program

  • 15 Honours and Awards
  • Pioneered Data Infrastructures for Smart Cities.
  • Created the City Data Market Strategy of the Mayor of London
  • Designed Urban Platforms for over 40 EU cities
  • Selected chapters of the Thesis were published as a Book.

Professional Expertise

Smart Cities

IBM, UCL, MIT, London Gov
& EU Commission, Imperial College London

Machine Learning

Google, Founders4Schools,
Bank of Brazil, Oracle, University of Sao Paulo (Nuclear Medicine)

Medical Imaging

University of Sao Paulo: School of Engineering, Medical School and Nuclear Medicine Department (breast & lung cancer)

IoT/Emerging Techonology

Google, IBM, ARUP, London Gov

Interplanetary Internet

Google and IPNSIG

Data Management and Smart Analytics

MIT, Bank of Brazil, Google

My skills

My passion is to create and use technology for the benefit of mankind.

AI & Machine Learning
Smart Cities
Emerging Technologies (IoT, Robotics)
Software Architecture and Design
Interplanetary Internet
Data Management
Analytics (Data warehouses, streaming)

TEDx Talk - What are Smart Cities

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Conferencing Highlights

Audi MQ (Keynote)
Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Alpha Go & AI Panel

Recognitions, Honours and Awards


Google, Intel, McKinsey&Co, IBM, Microsoft, SIEMENS, Dropbox, AirB&B, Shell, Audi


Heidelberg Laureate Forum, EPSRC, UCL, MIT, Lancaster University, CAPES, CNPQ, The IET

Engineering / Professional Institutions

The IET, Engineering Council, FEANI, British Federation of Women Graduates, Academy of Computing Machinery (ACM), The Royal Society of Arts, Women's Engineering Society, Anita Borg Institute, WISE, QEPrize, British Computer Society

Media Institutions / Others

TED, Sky News, Cosmopolitan, ComputerWeekly, Information Age, Computing, Digital Leaders, CogX, We are the City, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Globo News

Years of Experience
+ Conference Speeches
+ Honours and awards
+ Publications (Books & Articles)

Media and Interviews

Without women and diversity, engineering as we know it would not exist