Hello! I am Larissa Suzuki
I am an award winning and passionate computer scientist and engineer.
I am an award-winning passionate computer scientist, author, engineer, entrepreneur, board member, philanthropist, and inventor. I am neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD), a pianist and violinist. I hold the titles of Professor, EUR ING, BSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, FIET, FRSA, AFHEA, IntPE. I am a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and I hold the Freedom of the City of London.
My career in engineering started at the age of 16. At the age of 21 I founded my first business, and at age of 22 I became a University Lecturer teaching in BSc in Computer Science and in MBA programs.
I have contributed to the advancement of many fields of engineering, including smart cities, AI and Machine Learning, Interplanetary Internet, Emerging Technologies (e.g. Mixed Reality, Internet of Things), and computing applied to medicine (cancer diagnosis – breast and lung), and operations research.
My current industry work is at Google where I serve as Data/AI Practice Lead for Google Cloud (AI/Machine Learning, Smart Analytics and Data Management). I also work alongside Vint Cerf on the Interplanetary Internet Project at Nasa JPL and the IPNSIG group, and on Sustainable AI through Federated Learning with Google Office of the CTO.
I have received numerous awards, grants and recognitions from the Royal Academy of Engineering, MIT, McLaren Racing, Intel, Google, ACM, IET, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, EPSRC, among many others for my contributions to industry and international science.
In 2021 I have been elected as the Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Talent Awards (Partnership with ROyal Academy of Engineering and Sponsored by McLaren Racing).
I currently serve in the D&I Board of the Royal Academy of Enginering, the Search and Nominations Committee of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the AI Committee of the Grace Hopper Conference, and a Council Member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. I am also on the Advisory Board of Workfinder and STEMazing.
My core skills
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My TEDx Talk
What are Smart Cities?