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What are Smart Cities? | Larissa Suzuki | TEDxUCLWomen

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Published on Dec 31, 2015

Larissa Suzuki, PhD researcher in Software Systems Engineering with a special interest in ‘Smart Cities', explains how such a concept is built around an emphasis on ‘connections’. Suzuki draws on examples such as Uber and Airbnb to demonstrate its potential to transform our daily lives as we know it today.


Larissa Suzuki is a passionate and award winning Computer Scientist and Entrepreneur at UCL and DCE-Imperial College Business School. Computing and engineering has always fascinated her. Larissa holds a BSc in Computer Science and a Master (MPhil) in Electrical Engineering from University of Sao Paulo. She studied Management Science and Supply Chain Management, and now is a PhD Candidate in Software Systems Engineering at University College London / DCE Imperial College Business School, and was a Visiting PhD Student at MIT. Since 2006 she’s been actively working towards increasing the representation of women in Computer Science. She is the founder of UCLWE and UCLWE Lean IN, which are dedicated to provide support to the professional, personal and academic development of all women engineers at UCL. She co-organises the London Hopper Colloquium and is part of the poster committee of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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