Professor Rod Tucker, Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society and Director of the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the electrical and electronics industry.
Professor Tucker joined the University of Melbourne in 1990 and is currently a Laureate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and PhD degrees at the Melbourne School of Engineering in 1969 and 1975 respectively.
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.
Professor Tucker 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.
In 1997 he was awarded the Australia Prize, Australia’s premier international award for science and technology (replaced by The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science), for his contributions to telecommunications.
The Melbourne School of Engineering congratulates Professor Tucker on this latest recognition of his outstanding work as a leading figure in Australia’s electrical and electronic engineering industry.