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CMU Goes Inside for New Computer Science Leader

Carnegie Mellon University named a researcher from its own ranks as the new head of its computer science department.

Peter Lee, professor and vice provost for research at Carnegie Mellon, will become director of the department in the School of Computer Science July 1. He will succeed Jeannette Wing, who is leaving to become assistant director of computer science and information science and engineering at the National Science Foundation.

Lee, who was been at Carnegie Mellon for 20 years, holds a doctorate in computer and communication science from the University of Michigan. His career has centered around researching advanced language technology in the design of operating systems and networks.

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