Interview with Professor John Tucker MAE, Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University
By Juliet Davies, Executive Officer
As the second in our series of interviews with Members of Academia Europaea, Juliet Davies asks Professor John Tucker to share his professional highlights and what being an Member of Academia Europaea means to him.
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