DRIVEN BY WONDER, CURIOSITY AND A DEEP NEED FOR ANSWERS.
I am an award winning and passionate computer scientist, engineer and entrepreneur.
I am Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki (BSc MPhil PhD CEng CRAeS FRSA FIET AFHEA IntPE), also known as Lara Suzuki.
I have over +18 years of Tech and Engineering Industry experience. I have the priviledge to be one of Google’s Cloud CTOs – or “OCTOs” – helping the organisation to drive innovation and bring futuristic technologies to fruition.
I am also a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow and Pioneer. 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.
I have built systems for healthcare, financial sector, smart cities, federated computations, Internet of Everything, and robots (non industrial application).
My continuing academic work is at UCL, Université du Québec, University of Oxford and Harvard University, where I serve as Professor and guest Lecturer, respectively.
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.
I have received numerous awards and recognitions for my contributions to industry and international science. I am an active keynote speaker, inventor, entrepreneur, and open source contributor.
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, amongst other organisations.
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My TEDx Talk
What are Smart Cities?