Follow us:

Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Janet I. Tu.

Topic: peter lee

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

July 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Meet Peter Lee, innovation instigator who’s shaking things up at Microsoft Research

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times July 10, 2014.]

Peter Lee’s mission at Microsoft is to think big, think far and think unconventionally — and to get others to do the same.

As head of Microsoft Research (MSR), Lee is shaking things up at one of the largest computer-science research organizations in the world. Its researchers’ work has been incorporated into just about every company product, from Azure to Xbox, Bing to Windows.

But the division has also taken criticism for not helping Microsoft innovate enough, allowing companies with smaller research and development budgets, such as Apple and Google, to leap ahead in crucial areas.

Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, outside his office in Building 99 on Microsoft's campus. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, outside his office in Building 99 on Microsoft’s campus. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

More

Comments | More in Microsoft | Topics: microsoft research, peter lee, re-engineering microsoft's culture