Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Fellow of ACM
Dr. Peter Lee holds the title of Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research. In this position he is responsible for managing Microsoft Research Redmond, a laboratory of over 300 researchers, engineers, and support personnel dedicated to advancing the state of the art in computing and creating new technologies for Microsoft’s products and services. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Lee was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. A devoted teacher and a researcher with over 100 research publications, distinguished lectures, and keynote addresses, he served as the Head of CMU’s Computer Science Department and before that had a brief stint as the university’s Vice Provost for Research. Peter Lee also served in the Department of Defense at DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. There, he founded and directed a major technology office that supported research in computing and related areas in the social and physical sciences.
Peter Lee has shown executive-level leadership in world-class research organizations spanning academia, government, and industry. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and serves the research community at the national level, including policy contributions to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and membership on both the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and the Advisory Council of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. He was the former chair of the Computing Research Association and has testified before both the US House Science and Technology Committee and the US Senate Commerce Committee.