PROF Rod Tucker

PROF Rod Tucker

Positions

  • Broadband Internet access networks
  • Internet technologies
  • Optical fibre telecommunications
  • Photonics devices and circuits
  • Sustainability of telecommunications and the Internet

Overview

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  • Rod Tucker is a Laureate Professor at The University of Melbourne. He is Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) and Director of the Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) in The University of Melbourne’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 

    Professor Tucker has been named in Engineers Australia’s list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2010. Sponsored by Engineers Australia, the list aims to acknowledge engineers who have a positive influence on society.

    He has held positions at the University of Queensland, the University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, Plessey Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories and Agilent Technologies. 

    He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the BEng and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne, in 1969 and 1975, respectively. In 1997 he was awarded the Australia Prize for his contributions to telecommunications.

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • IEEE Photonics Society. Vice-President, Publications 2008 -

Publications

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Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1976
  • BEng, University of Melbourne 1970

Awards and honors

  • Medal of the Order of Australia, OAM, 2012
  • Engineers Australia list of the 100 Most Influential Engineers for 2010, Engineers Australia, 2010
  • Aaron Kressel Award, IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2007
  • ARC Federation Fellowship 2002-2007, Australian Research Council (ARC), 2002
  • ISI Highly-Cited Researcher, ISI (Thomas Scientific), 2002
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 1998
  • Australian Prize - for outstanding contributions in Telecommunications, Australian Government- Australia's Premier Award for achievements in Science & Technology, 1997
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE Lasers & Electrooptics Society, 1995
  • M.A. Sargent Medal - for outstanding contributions to Electrical Engineering, IE Australia, 1995
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1993
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia, 1991
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1990
  • Harkness Fellowship, Commonwealth Fund of New York, 1975
  • Fisk Prize, Institution of Radio & Electronics Engineers, Australia, 1970

Supervision

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