Hello! I am Larissa Suzuki
I am an award winning and passionate computer scientist and engineer.
I am an award-winning passionate computer scientist, engineer, Professor, author, 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. I hold a BSc in Computer Science, a MPhil in Electrical Engineering from University of Sao Paulo, a Certificate in Integrated Business Processes from the University of Duisburg-Essen, and a PhD in Computer Science from UCL in a joint program with MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Imperial College Business School.
At the age of 21 I founded my first business (App Studio), 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, Artificial Intelligence 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 (e.g. Forecasting).
My current industry work is at Google where I head the Data/AI Practice 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 & IPNSIG, and on Sustainable AI through Federated Computations with Goog2le Office of the CTO. My work on the Interplanetary Internet is currently being supervised by NASA engineer Leigh Torgerson.
My continuing academic work is at UCL, Harvard University, University of Quebec and Oxford University. I currently co-supervise a PhD student working on the application of Deep Learning to aid the early diagnosis of Lung Cancer.
I have received numerous awards, grants and recognitions from the HRH Princess Royal, Royal Academy of Engineering, MIT, McLaren Racing, Intel, Google, ACM, IET, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, EPSRC, amongst many others for my contributions to industry and international science.
In 2021 I have been elected the Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Talent Awards (Partnership with Royal Academy of Engineering and Sponsored by McLaren Racing). I am also the Rooke Award winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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 Ambassador Council Member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. I am also on the Advisory Board of Workfinder and STEMazing.
Current work, collaboration & volunteering
My core skills
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My TEDx Talk
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