Peter Lee to Head MSR Redmond

Microsoft Research announced today that Peter Lee has been named the managing director of Microsoft Research Redmond, effective this fall. Lee was previously director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Before that, he was head of Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department and had served as the university’s vice provost for research. His technical expertise includes software security and reliability. Lee will succeed Rico Malvar, the current head of Microsoft Research Redmond, who will stay on as chief scientist of Microsoft Research.

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