DRIVEN BY WONDER, CURIOSITY AND A DEEP NEED FOR ANSWERS.
I am an AI and Space scientist.
I am Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki (BSc MPhil PhD CEng CRAeS FRSA FIET AFHEA IntPE), also known as Lara Suzuki. I started my computer science career at the age of 15, and I have since received numerous awards and recognitions for my contributions to industry and international science. I am a member of several committees, including at the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET, and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, amongst other organisations.
My background is in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and I have built systems for space science, healthcare, financial sector, smart cities, federated computations, Internet of Everything, and robots.
I have over +19 years of Tech and Engineering Industry experience. My continuing academic work is at UCL as an Hon Associate Professor and at NASA JPL as a Visiting Researcher building the Interplanetary Internet via AI/ML, and at Harvard University where I serve as a guest Lecturer.
At Nasa JPL, I have worked within the “Telecommunications Division, Communications Architecture and Research Section” pioneering Federated Computing for AI space applications, Interplanetary communications, Space Kubernetes, and the use of Large Language Models for engineers and even astronauts to talk to technical documentations in mission operation centres and spacecrafts using natural language in most idioms.
I am an active keynote speaker, inventor, entrepreneur, and open source contributor. I am a book author currently writing my 3rd book to be published by O’Reilly. I have founded AppStudio – a software house at the age of 21, the UCL Society of Women Engineers, and The KOI Circle which is the largest network of Women in STEM on LinkedIn. Since the age of 17 I’ve actively worked towards increasing the representation of people of all kinds in Engineering and Technology.
My current industry appointment is at Google where I work as a Technical Director, and I am also a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow and Pioneer.
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My TEDx Talk
What are Smart Cities?