Corporate Vice President, Research and Incubation
Peter Lee is Corporate Vice President of Research and Incubations at Microsoft. He leads the worldwide laboratories of Microsoft Research around the world. He also oversees the incubation of new research-powered products and lines of business, most recently in the areas of healthcare and the life sciences. Throughout his career, Dr. Lee has been involved in managing the process of fundamental research to commercial impact in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, quantum computing, healthcare, cybersecurity, and more. Before joining Microsoft in 2010, he was at DARPA, where he established a technology office that created operational capabilities in machine learning, data science, and computational 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 on technology trends and policies. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He 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 served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, and he led several studies for both PCAST and the National Academies on the impact of federal research investments on economic growth. He has testified before both the US House Science and Technology Committee and the US Senate Commerce Committee.