Pete Lee obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Manchester University in 1976. In 1975 he joined the research staff in the Computing Laboratory at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, working on fault tolerance. In 1981 he joined the Corporate Research Group of Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts, USA. After 3 years he moved to a start-up company, Encore Computer Corporation. In 1986 he returned to Newcastle as a Professor of Computing Science, and started Parallel Processing as a research topic within the School.
From 2006 to 2011 he was the Head of the School of Computing Science at Newcastle.
Duties as Head of School regrettably have halted my research.