Rod Tucker is Laureate Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has previously 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, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Optical Society of America, and a Life Fellow of the IEEE. In 1997 he was awarded the Australia Prize, Australia?s premier international award for science and technology, for his contributions to telecommunications, and in 2007 he received the IEEE LEOS Aron Kressel Award for his contributions to Semiconductor Lasers.
He served on the Rudd Government?s Panel of Experts that provided advice on the National Broadband Network.