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.