I am an award-winning, passionate computer scientist & engineer [BSc (Summa Cum Laude & Valedictorian student), MPhil (Summa Cum Laude), PhD], inventor, CEng and FRSA. My career includes +15 years working in many fields of engineering, including: AI & Machine Learning, smart cities, data infrastructures, emerging technologies (AR, IoT, IIoT), ethics in many areas of computer science, business models, computing applied to medicine (cancer diagnosis and digital imaging processing), digital product design and management.
My continuing academic work is based at UCL where I serve as an Honorary Associate Professor in Computer Science. I was formerly a Director of Product Management at ORACLE leading the work on Machine Learning framework, a Senior Program Manager for the Mayor of London leading on Data for London and technologies for London Infrastructure, Head of Data Science for Founders4Schools, and a Teaching Assistant in academic programs of UCL and Lancaster University, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Parana (MBA) and University Barao de Maua.
I’ve received numerous awards, grants and recognitions from MIT, Intel, Google, IBM, ACM, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, Women Engineering Society/IET, British Federation fo Women Graduates, EPSRC, McKinsey & Co, among many others for my contributions to industry and international science. I’ve published several research papers academic journals, books and conferences, am a frequent Keynote, conference and panel speaker (including TEDx).
I am a judge and reviewer of the ACM Global Research Competition, am a reviewer of grants for the Royal Academy of Engineering, IET Innovation Awards, Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition. I am a journal reviewer for IEEE and Springer, and the chair of the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities.
Since 2006 I’ve been actively working towards increasing the representation of women in CS and Engineering (e.g IET, UCL, ABI).
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”Marie Skłodowska Curie