Larissa Romualdo Suzuki.

PhD Researcher in Software Systems Engineering and Smart Cities

Welcome to my academic website. Here you can find a bit of information on my academic and professional activities. If you want to learn more about my work please visit my personal/professional website Here.

What I Do

I am a passionate computer scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and a tech maker with a BSc in Computer Science (first class), a MPhil in Electrical Engineering (first class), Management Science, and a PhD in Computer Science at UCL in a joint program with Imperial College Business School & MIT.
/ I have worked for over nine years in the broad area of applied computing and software systems engineering. My recent achievements are: - Create the City Data Strategy for the Greater London Authority, a strategy that was drawn on the case study of my PhD thesis. - Create a full requirements specification document of Urban Platforms for the European Innovation partnership Program, and have played an important role in engaging European cities with industry to design urban platforms for smart cities.
I have dedicated my academic and professional career to advancing many fields of research in computer and management sciences, namely: - large-scale software engineering - smart cities, smart buildings, emerging technologies, the Internet of Things - supply chain management, business models, artificial intelligence - cancer diagnosis (radiology & neuroimaging) and biomedical engineering
I have created a successful start up company at the age of 21, and have worked for large organisations such as IBM, the Greater London Authority, ARUP, Bank of Brazil, where I have successfully applied and transferred knowledge from academic research to corporate practice. Numerous awards, grants, scholarships and recognition were received from Google, Intel, ACM, McKinsey & Co, IBM, ARUP, WISE, We are the City, among others. I am an advocate for women in STEM and since 2006 I have worked towards increasing the representation of women in computer science and engineering. Contact details Twitter: @LariRomualdo My personal website: My academic email:


Who I Am

I am a geek computer scientist from Tupiniquim lands (Brazil) and a passionate smart city & urban informatics researcher :)
I have completed a PhD in Computer Science at UCL where I held a Scholarship from the EPSRC, am recepient of the Intel Doctoral Student Honour Award 2013, ACM Research Competition Winner, MH Prize of the British Federation of Women Graduates 2013, Google Anita Borg 2012. I have a BSc in Computer Science (Honoured by the Brazilian Computer Society as the Best Student - 2007), and a Master (MPhil) in Electrical Engineering where I held a scholarship from the Brazilian Government.


My Work

You can find information about my PhD thesis here. If you want to get to know more what I do please visit my personal/professional page at

Say Hello.

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