EUR ING H/A Professor Dr Lara Suzuki, CEng, FIET, FRSA, AFHEA.
I am EUR ING Dr Lara (Larissa) Suzuki (BSc MPhil PhD CEng FRSA FIET AFHEA), an award-winning, passionate computer scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur.
I am the Data/AI Technology Practice Lead at Google (UK&I), AI Principle Ethics Fellow at Google, and conduct work on the Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) with Google Cloud project with Google and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. My continuing academic work is at UCL where I serve as an Honorary Associate Professor of Computer Science.
My career includes 15 years working in many fields of engineering, including smart cities, ML, emerging technology, and computing applied to medicine / neuroimaging (cancer diagnosis) and operations research.
I’ve received numerous awards, grants and recognitions from MIT, Intel, Google, IBM, ACM, IET, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, Microsoft Research, Siemens, EPSRC, McKinsey & Co, among many others for my contributions to industry and international science.
I’ve published several research papers academic journals, books and conferences, am a frequent Keynote, conference and panel speaker (including TEDx). I am a Council Member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize or Engineering Ambassador Network, a judge and reviewer of the ACM Global Research Competition, Chair of the IET Innovation Awards (R&D category), and grants reviewer for the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am also a journal reviewer for IEEE and Springer, and the chair of the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities.
Since 2006 I’ve been actively working towards increasing the representation of people of all kinds in Engineering (e.g IET, UCL, Anita Borg Institute of Women and Technology).