Professor Dr. Larissa Suzuki
EUR ING Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki (BSc MPhil PhD CEng CRAeS FRSA FIET AFHEA IntPE) is a multi award-winning and passionate computer scientist, engineer, angel investor, founder, inventor, author, and Professor. Her degrees are in the areas of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
She holds the position of the youngest Technical Director at Google within the CTO’s office and is also an AI Principle Ethics Fellow at Google. In addition, she serves as a Visiting Scientist at NASA JPL and maintains her academic work at UCL, where she holds the title of Honorary Associate Professor of Computer Science. Larissa is also a guest Lecturer at University of Oxford and Harvard University, and she is a member of the Technology Board of Founders4Schools.
Larissa’s engineering career commenced at the age of 16. By the age of 18, she had become a scientific initiation fellow, and at 21, she founded her first business, a software house. By 23, she had assumed the role of a University Lecturer, teaching in BSc in Computer Science and in MBA programs.
Over her 19-year career, Larissa has worked in various fields of engineering, including smart cities, ML, emerging technology, and computing applied to medicine and neuroimaging, particularly in the context of cancer diagnosis and operations research.
Her previous experiences include senior appointments such as Director of Product Management at Oracle, Head of Data Science at Founders4Schools/Workfinder, and Senior Project Manager at London Government and TfL. She has also gained valuable work experiences at organizations like the European Commission, ARUP, IBM, and various university labs (UCL, Imperial College London, MIT, Lancaster University, USP), as well as Smar and Bank of Brazil.
Throughout her career, Larissa has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and recognitions from prestigious institutions such as MIT, Intel, Google, IBM, ACM, IET, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, Siemens, EPSRC, McKinsey & Co, and many others, all in recognition of her significant contributions to industry and international science.
She has also published several research papers in academic journals, books, and conferences, and is known for her roles as a frequent Keynote, conference, and panel speaker, including TEDx events. Furthermore, she has served as a grants reviewer and program committees member for organizations like the Royal Academy of Engineering, ACM, and IET.
Since 2003, Larissa has been actively working to increase the representation of people of all backgrounds in Engineering, through her involvement with organizations such as IET, UCL, and the Anita Borg Institute of Women and Technology.