Rod Tucker is a Melbourne Laureate Emeritus Professor. He is a telecommunications researcher and served on a panel of experts that advised the Government on the establishment of the National Broadband Network. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has previously held positions at the Plessey Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Agilent Technologies. Rod was Founding Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).