Hello! I am Larissa Suzuki
I am an award winning and passionate scientist, engineer and a Google OCTO.
I am Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki, also known as Lara Suzuki.
I have worked in the Tech and Engineering industry for over +18 years. I have the priviledge to be one of Google’s “OCTOs”. Google has a collection of CTOs – named OCTOS – who helpt he organisation to drive innovation and bring futuristic technologies to fruition. I am also a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow. Other scientific work includes working on building the Interplanetary Internet with NASA, in collaboration with engineers, academics and professionals of ESA and JAXA engineers, and academics.
My continuing academic work is at UCL, Université du Québec, and University of Oxford and Harvard University, where I serve as an Honorary Associate Professor in Computer Science, Associate Professor in Management Science and guest Lecturer, respectively.
Since the age of 17 I’ve actively worked towards increasing the representation of people of all kinds in Engineering and Technology.
I am the Chair of the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities Group, a reviewer of grant/awards of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET, the ACM and the Engineers Trust. I am a Committee member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, of the Grace Hopper Celebration and the ABIE Awards, and Ambassador of the AllBright Academy, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, amongst other organisations.
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