John V. Tucker#


John V. Tucker
Email:j.v.tucker 'at' swansea.ac.uk
Membership Number:2962
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:INFORMATICS
Username:jtucker
Homepage: http://www-compsci.swan.ac.uk/~csjvt





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007-11 Head of School of Physical Sciences, Swansea University
  • 1994-2007 Head of Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
  • 1989-present Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University
  • 1985-89 Reader in Computer Science, University of Leeds
  • 1981-85 Lecturer in Computer Studies, University of Leeds
  • 1981 Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Research Assistantship, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1979-80 Research Fellowship, Department of Computer Science, Mathematical Centre/CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1978 Research Assistantship, Mathematics Institute, University of Oslo
  • 1977-78 Fellowship from the European Programme of The Royal Society, London, held at Mathematics Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


Fields of Scholarship
  • Computability theories, especially for continuous/analogue data
  • Algebraic specification of data and programs
  • Theory of synchronous algorithms with digital and analogue components, and its applications
  • Physical foundations of computation
  • Computational foundations of physics
  • History of computing, especially programming theory
  • History of mathematics, especially practical calculation
  • History of science, especially regional histories of science


Honours and Awards
  • 2010 - Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The first Council of the Society, and then elected by the Council to be its first General Secretary 2010-13
  • 2007 - present Elected Member British Computer Society-Institute of Engineers and Technologists joint UK Computing Research Committee, December
  • 2006 Elected Trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Wales' leading think tank and policy studies institute. See http://www.iwa.org.uk/
  • 1998 Elected Fellow of British Computer Society


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