Al Tucker joined the Data Science Institute in 2022 after 14+ years as the Linux Systems Administrator for the Biochemistry department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He began his decades-long tenure in the IT sector as Director of Technical Support at Synex, a Mac software company that formerly operated in Brooklyn. After that he was promoted through several positions during many years of working with the research community as part of IT at The Rockefeller University, before going to Albert Einstein.

A Brown University graduate (who also spent a semester earning some credits here at Columbia) and a member of MENSA, he is an avid international traveler who has spent time in Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. “Computers were always my hobby. I was lucky enough to turn that into a career.”