Driven by wonder, curiosity and a deep need for answers
I’m Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki, often referred to as Lara Suzuki. I am a Technical Director (Office of the CTO) at Google, a Visiting Scientist at Nasa/JPL and a Professor of UCL. My odyssey in the world of computer science commenced at a mere 15, and since then, it’s been a voyage marked by accolades and recognitions for my impactful contributions to both industry and international science.
In depth expertise in Artificial Intelligence
As a trailblazer in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, I’ve engineered solutions that span across realms — from space science, healthcare, and finance to smart cities, federated computations, Internet of Everything, and robotics. I am a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow and Pioneer, contributing to ethical AI practices.
Industry Pioneer with +19 Years of Experience
With over 19 years of experience in the Tech and Engineering Industry, my passion extends beyond industry walls. I hold the prestigious position of Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and serve as a Visiting Researcher at NASA JPL, where I’m pioneering the Interplanetary Internet through the magic of AI/ML. Additionally, I have served as a guest Lecturer at Harvard University and University of Oxford. I currently supervise PhD students working on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Sciences.
Transformative Work at NASA JPL
Within NASA JPL’s “Telecommunications Division, Communications Architecture and Research Section,” I’ve left an indelible mark, revolutionizing AI space applications, Interplanetary communications, Space Kubernetes, and groundbreaking applications to support engineers and astronauts to converse with technical documentations using Large Language Models.
A Voice of Innovation on the Stage
Not just a practitioner but a storyteller, I am an active keynote speaker, weaving narratives that captivate audiences globally. As an inventor, entrepreneur, and open source contributor, I thrive on pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. I have delivered keynote speeches to audiences of over +20,000 people. Currently working on my third book to be published by O’Reilly.
Authoring Tomorrow's Narratives
Currently crafting my third book with O’Reilly, I am committed to sharing knowledge and shaping the discourse on technology’s future. I have numerous publications in Journals, Conference Proceedings and Technical Documentations of innovative technologies.
Championing Diversity and Inclusion
At 17, I embarked on a mission to amplify representation in Engineering and Technology. Founding AppStudio at 21, the UCL Society of Women Engineers, and The KOI Circle on LinkedIn – the largest Women in STEM group, I strive to create a more inclusive future.
Technical Director, Google
Leading AI, distributed computations, Robotics and more at the Office of the CTO
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Visiting Researcher on Interplanetary Internet, AI & Foundation Models for Space Applications
Associate Professor, UCL
Research and supervision of PhD students at leading International Universities
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