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Laureate Emeritus Professor, The University of Melbourne

Rod Tucker is a Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Rod’s research focuses on telecommunications including wired and wireless networking, with a particular focus on energy efficiency.

Rod is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

In 1997 he was awarded the Australia Prize for his contributions to telecommunications.


  • 2009–2013
    Director, Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society
  • 2010–2013
    Director, Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications


  • 1976 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD (Electrical Engineering)
  • 1970 
    The University of Melbourne, BE (Electrical Engineering), First Class Honours