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Dr. Peter Lee Ph.D.

Research & Incubation, Microsoft

Bio Current as of September 11, 2020

Dr. Peter Lee is Corporate Vice President, Research and Incubation, at Microsoft. In this role, he leads research in the eight Microsoft Research locations around the world, as well as the incubation of new research-powered products and lines of business, the largest of which today is the company’s emerging healthcare and life sciences business. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in managing the process of going from fundamental research to commercial impact in a wide range of areas, from artificial intelligence, to quantum computing, to biotechnology, and more. Before joining Microsoft in 2010, he was at DARPA, where he established a new technology office that created operational capabilities in machine learning, data analysis, and social science. From 1987 to 2005 he was a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and from 2005 to 2008 the Head of the university’s computer science department. Today, in addition to his management responsibilities, Dr. Lee speaks and writes widely on technology trends and policies. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, and the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. In public service, Dr. Lee was a commissioner on the President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, led studies for the National Academies on the impact of federal research investments on economic growth, and testified before both the US House Science and Technology Committee and the US Senate Commerce Committee.