Peter Preuss is co-Founder and President of The Preuss Foundation for Medical Research, incorporated in early 1985.
In 1987, Mr. Preuss served a term on the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. From 1994-1995, he served as a Regent of the University of California System, representing the Alumni of the University, and in 1996 he was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to a full twelve year position on the Board of Regents of the University of California System.
Mr. Preuss was a member of the Board of the National Brain Tumor Foundation in San Francisco, and was appointed to the Duke University Cancer Center Board of Overseers in 1985. He was also a member of the California Council on Science and Technology, the Board of the University of California Cancer Center Foundation since 1984, where he was President in 1993.
Mr. Preuss was the President and Chairman of the Board of ISSCO, Integrated Software Company, which was founded by him in 1970. ISSCO was originally formed without outside capital, and grew under the leadership of Mr. Preuss into one of the world's leading independent developers and suppliers of visual information systems software, used to create high quality graphics for business, government, scientific, engineering, and project management applications.
Mr. Preuss was the founder and long term Board member of the National Computer Graphics Association, and was on the Board of Director of BIOCOM, the trade organication for bio-technology in the Southern California area, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the new San Diego SuperComputer Center.
Mr. Preuss has served on the Board of Directors of a variety of high-tech and bio-tech corporations. Among them are Depotech Corporation, Network Computing Devices, Inc., Wright Strategies Inc., and DOME Imaging Systems Inc. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Music Theatre, the San Diego Opera, the Bishop's School, the UCSD Alumni Assoctions, and the UCSD CONNECT Forum.
Mr. Preuss was born in Berlin, Germany, and received his undergraduate education at the Technical University of Hanover. He was elected to an honorary fellowship, which allowed him to enroll in the Graduate School of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Master's Degree. He then entered a Ph.D. program at that university. The field of investigation was complex analysis, and he subsequently completed the research needed for a doctorate. The founding of ISSCO interrupted the completion of his doctoral thesis.