Dr Larissa Suzuki wins acclaimed RAEng Rooke Award
30 July 2021
Congratulations to Dr Larissa Suzuki, UCL Computer Science alumna and Associate Professor on winning the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering.
Associate Professor Dr Suzuki co-founded the UCL Society of Women Engineers and co-founded the London branch of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, bringing computer programming and engineering to thousands of women, minorities and young people.
She is also the Data and AI Practice Lead at Google Cloud, working with Dr Vint Cerf to develop the Interplanetary Internet, as well as working on initiatives with UCL and Google Cloud on sustainability and smart cities.
Dr Suzuki said:
“I am honoured to receive the 2021 Rooke Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. To all the girls out there who dream about engineering as a profession – go for it – it is the most incredible job in the world. “Receiving this award is a personal triumph, but I would also like to extend a thanks to those who have helped me along the way, from colleagues to my friends and family.”