Portrait of Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Corporate Vice President,
Microsoft Research & Incubation


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…