Speaker Bios for IPNSIG Academy September 7th Webinar

IPNSIG Academy Keynote: Enabling Space Exploration by Using AI to Improve Data Communication
September 7th from 1700 to 1800 Eastern (US/Canada). The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

Your Presenter:

Professor Dr Larissa Suzuki (EUR ING BSc MPhil PhD CEng FRSA FIET AFHEA IntPE) is a computer scientist, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Her career includes over 16 years working in engineering. She is currently Technical Director, Office of the CTO and works with Google Internet Evangelist Dr. Vint Cerf at Nasa with ESA and Jaxa engineers, and academics developing the Interplanetary Internet. 

Her career in engineering started at the age of 16. At the age of 21 I founded her first business, and at age of 22 she became a University Lecturer teaching in BSc in Computer Science and in MBA programs. Dr Suzuki has contributed to the advancement of many fields of engineering, including smart cities, AI and Machine Learning, Interplanetary Internet, Emerging Technologies (e.g. Mixed Reality, IoT), and computing applied to medicine (cancer diagnosis), and operations research.

Her previous career experiences includes senior appointments such as Director of Product Management at Oracle, Head of Data Science at Founders4Schools/Workfinder, Senior Project Manager at London Government, TfL and other work experiences at European Commission, ARUP, IBM, University Labs (UCL, MIT, Lancaster, USP), Smar, Bank of Brazil.

Her continuing academic work is as Associate Professor and guest Lecturer at University College London, University of Quebec and University of Oxford. 

Dr Suzuki has received numerous awards, grants and recognitions from the Royal Academy of Engineering, MIT, Intel, Google, ACM, IET, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, EPSRC, among many others for my contributions to industry and international science.


She’s published several research papers in academic journals, books and conferences, is a frequent Keynote, conference and panel speaker. She currently serves as a member of the Search and Nominations committee of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Your Moderator:

Vint is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist with Google

At Google, Vint Cerf contributes to global policy and business development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University. Vint Cerf sat on the US National Science Board and is a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, American Association for the advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Computer Society, Worshipful Companies of Information Technologists and Stationers and is a member of the National Academies of Engineering and Science. Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees.