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Rod Tucker inducted into the Pearcey Hall of Fame 9 August 2013
Professor Rod Tucker was inducted into the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the iAwards in Melbourne last night.
The induction recognises Professor Tucker's lifetime commitment to ICT research and industry in Australia.
On accepting the induction Rod Tucker said, "It is a great honour to be recognised by the Australian ICT community for my research. Through ICT research and investment in advanced telecommunications infrastructure, Australia is well placed to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. I am excited to see the next generation of Australia's information technologists push the boundaries of knowledge and drive innovation.
Rod Tucker started his career in industry before joining the University of Melbourne in 1990. He is currently the Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) and the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).
Professor Tucker was awarded the Australia Prize in 1997 for his contributions to telecommunications and the IEEE LEOS Aron Kressel Award in 2007 for his contributions to semiconductor optoelectronics.
The Pearcey Hall of Fame inducts up to three individuals annually, who have made very significant lifetime contributions into one or more of Australia's ICT Research, Industry, or Professional development.
Rod Tucker (Centre) receives the award from Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy (L) and Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chair of the Pearcey Foundation (R).
Mobile devices in power play: The Age, Green Guide, 4 July 2013
Using a mobile phone just to make calls is so last century. Phones are increasingly welded to our hands as we download videos, browse the internet, send tweets and access apps. But the demand for all this wireless access any time, anywhere is creating a surge in energy consumption.
According to networking giant Cisco, global mobile data traffic grew by 70 per cent last year.
The global telecommunications system is estimated to consume 2 per cent of the world's energy, and that figure could grow to 10 per cent by 2020 if no action is taken, according to the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), based at the University of Melbourne.
(Photo: CEET Director, Rod Tucker. Courtsey of The Age, Erin Jonasson)
CEET Deputy Director Kerry Hinton speaks at Google Summit How Green is the Internet? 6 June 2013
(Photo: Rich Miller, Data Center Knowledge)
Science Daily, 2 January 2013
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: January 2, 2013
Amid growing concern over the surprisingly large amount of greenhouse gas produced by the Internet and other telecommunications activities, CEET researchers are reporting new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce their carbon footprint. Their report appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology. [read more]
The Korea Times, 3 January 2013
Australia's low Green IT ranking 12 October 2012, iTWire
Australia lags in IT sustainability: study 11 October 2012, Technology Spectator
Volume of Data Downloaded: Internet Activity, Australia, June 2012, 5 October 2012, Australian Bureau of Statistis
The internet is sapping the world's energy, so let's improve it by Rod Tucker, Director, CEET, 7 September 2012, The Conversation
Despite its new economy sheen, the internet represents a surprisingly large old economy drain on energy resources. Industry and academia must work together to ensure the internet is a positive contributor to global efficiency. [read more]
The internet power drain by Seán O'Halloran, President and Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Australia, 6 September 2012, Technology Spectator
Have you ever considered how much energy it takes to run the internet? It's more than you would believe and it's high time the industry took responsibility for reducing the drain. [read more]
RadioNational Future Tense: Death, Data and Our Digital Legacy (Podcast)12 August 2012, ABC Radio National
28 May 2012, Greentelecomlive
27 May 2012, GreenTouch
17 April 2012, Greenpeace International
23 February 2012, The Australian
30 January 2012, The Melbourne Engineer
19 December 2011, Gazettabyte
11 November 2011, Melbourne School of Engineering
6 November 2011, RF Globalnet
4 November 2011, CommsDay
4 November 2011, The Power Index
3 November 2011, iTWire
1 November 2011, The Age
5 October 2011, The Conversation
3 October 2011, iTWire
29 September 2011, iTWire
10 September 2011, The Saturday Age
12 September 2011, The Australian
10 September 2011, The Saturday Age
7 September 2011, Gmail Blog
12 July 2011, Communications Day
8 July 2011, Communications Day
Kate Cornick, General Manager of CEET and Executive Director of the Institute of Broadband Enabled Society wins the Young Achiever Award at the 2011 ACOMM Awards.
9 June 2011, CIO
Have you ever wondered how your lifestyle contributes to greenhouse gas emissions?
Check out the Australian Greenhouse Calculator
Created by EPA Victoria and Sustainability Victoria.
9 May, 2011 Climate Spectator
20 April 2011, Greenpeace International
"How Dirty Is Your Data?" is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, and highlights the need for greater transparency from global IT brands on the energy and carbon footprint of their Internet infrastructure. Download the Publication (2.5mb pdf)