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Professor Larissa Suzuki

Professor Dr Larissa Suzuki is Data/AI Practice Lead at Google and an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL Computer Science.

Prof Dr Larissa Suzuki, often referred to as Lara Suzuki is a Technical Director (Office of the CTO) at Google, a Visiting Scientist at Nasa/JPL and a Professor of UCL. Her journey in the world of computer science commenced at 15, and since then, it’s been a great journey marked by accolades and recognitions for her impactful contributions to both industry and international science.

As a trailblazer in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning she has engineered solutions that span across realms — from space science, healthcare, and finance to smart cities, federated computations, Internet of Everything, and robotics. She is a Google AI Principles Ethics Fellow and Pioneer, contributing to ethical AI practices.

With over 19 years of experience in the Tech and Engineering Industry, her passion extends beyond industry walls. She holds the prestigious position of Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and serve as a Visiting Researcher at NASA JPL, where she is pioneering the Interplanetary Internet through the magic of AI/ML. Additionally, she has served as a guest Lecturer at Harvard University and University of Oxford. She currently supervises PhD students working on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Sciences

Within NASA JPL’s “Telecommunications Division, Communications Architecture and Research Section,” she left an indelible mark, revolutionizing AI space applications, Interplanetary communications, Space Kubernetes, and groundbreaking applications to support engineers and astronauts to converse with technical documentations using Large Language Models.

She has published several research papers, spoken at various conferences and organised a Machine Learning workshop at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017. She is also a contributor to the Amazonian Alliance through RedPill Group, which involves designing a technical platform for the conservation of Amazon Rainforest communities.

Since 2006 she’s been working on increasing the representation of women in Computer Science. She is the founder and chair of the Tech London Advocates group on Smart Cities, founder of UCL Women Engineers, co-organiser of the London Hopper Colloquium, and a committee member of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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