President Obama appoints Microsoft Research VP Peter Lee as a member of a cybersecurity commission

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Yesterday, US President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the few individuals to commission on enhancing national cybersecurity. Peter Lee, CVP, Microsoft Research was also on President’s list.

Peter Lee joined Microsoft Corporation in 2010 and is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research.  From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Lee served at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as Director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office.  Prior to that, Dr. Lee served as Professor and Head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University from 2007 to 2009 and Vice Provost for Research from 2006 to 2007.  He served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University since 1987.  Dr. Lee received a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

President Obama said, “I have charged the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity with the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world. These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to this important role, and I look forward to receiving the Commission’s recommendations.”

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