Who I am?

I am an award-winning passionate computer scientist, author, engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inventorI am neurodivergent, a pianist and violinist, and I hold the titles of EUR ING, BSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, FIET, FRSA, AFHEA, IntPE. I hold the Freedom of the City of London, am a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and an Engineer member of the International Engineering Alliance.

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, and the ACM. I am a Council Member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Ambassadors, a Committee member of the Grace Hopper Celebration and the ABIE Awards, an Ambassador of the AllBright Club, and I’ve served as ambassador for many other technology/educational organisations.

My career includes +16 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 cloud computingMy 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 an open source contributor. Since 2003 I’ve actively worked towards increasing the representation of people of all kinds in Engineering and Technology.

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2003-2007

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. 
2008-2009

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.
2010-2010

Certificate in Integrated Business Processes

University of Duisburg-Essen
Certificate in Integrated Business Processes from Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
2011-2015

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.

My Skills

AI & Machine Learning 77%
Smart Cities 95%
Emerging Technologies (IoT, Robotics) 73%
Software Architecture and Design 80%
Interplanetary Internet 70%
Data Management and Analytics 80%

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