Professor Tucker is a computer scientist whose research addresses what can and cannot be computed by people and machines.
He also studies the historical development of data and computing and their influence on society. He founded the University’s History of Computing Collection and the new Swansea research group called Educational, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Computing.
Professor Tucker is also an expert on the history and heritage of science and technology in Wales.
Since coming to Swansea in 1989, he has served as Head of Department of Computer Science (1994-2008), Head of School of Physical Sciences (2007-11), and Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (2011-19).