Peter Lee (computer scientist)
Peter Lee (born November 30, 1960) is an American computer scientist. He is Corporate Vice President and head of Microsoft Research. Previously, he was the head of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the chair of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on software security and reliability.
Lee received his PhD degree from the University of Michigan in May 1987 with thesis titled The automatic generation of realistic compilers from high-level semantic descriptions. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Microsoft Research was founded in 1991.
A longtime "Microsoft Researcher," Peter Lee became the organization's head in 2013. In 2014, the organization had 1,100 advanced researchers "working in 55 areas of study in a dozen labs worldwide." From 2015 to 2020, Lee was the head of Microsoft Research NeXT (for New Experiences and Technologies) and Microsoft Healthcare.  Since 2020 he leads the combined MSR Labs, AI, NeXT, Healthcare, and other incubation efforts.
- "Microsoft Research Leadership". Microsoft, Redmond, USA. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
- "Curriculum vitae". Peter Lee. Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
- Lee, Peter (1987). "The automatic generation of realistic compilers from high-level semantic descriptions". Retrieved January 13, 2014 – via ProQuest.
- Matt Weinberg, August 15, 2016 When Microsoft needs a tech 'miracle,' this is the team that answers the call, Business Insider
- Janet I. Tu, July 10, 2014 Innovator instigator Peter Lee shakes up Microsoft Research, The Seattle Times
- Microsoft.com: Peter Lee research information
- CMU.edu: Peter Lee webpage
- CMU.edu: CMU curriculum vitae for Peter Lee
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