Michael Lacey is a Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an American mathematician and has over one hundred publications to his name. Michael graduated from university in 1981 with a bachelors’ degree in Science before enrolling in a Ph.D. program. He completed this in 1987 and graduated from University of Illinois.
Soon after obtaining his Ph.D., Michael Lacey took up several positions in different universities as Associate Professor. This was before becoming Full Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology later on in 2001 to date.
The universities he served between 1987 and 2001 include Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina, Indiana University and Georgia University where he went on to become Full Professor. He also has several honors to his name, three of those having been awarded in the past five years. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/press/ and https://michael-lacey.com/
In 2012, he received the NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award and the Simons Fellowship. Later in the following year, he got the American Mathematical Society Fellowship. Other honors to his name include the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship and the Fulbright Fellowship of Argentina.
Michael Lacey’s career has also seen him take up some short term and visiting positions around the world especially in Europe. He has been able to work in Spain, Norway, Finland, Greece, Argentina among others.
Michael Lacey’s work has touched several areas in the mathematics discipline. Ergodic theory, probability, and harmonic analysis have been some of the key areas that he has had a swing at. His Ph.D. thesis dealt with probability and solved one problem associated with the iterated logarithm law for characteristic functions of empirical nature. He worked on the thesis under supervision from Walter Philipp. Later on, at the University of Carolina, Michael partnered with Walter once again to give some proof concerning the central theorem.
During his time at Indiana University, Michael went on with his great work in mathematics. He studied the bilinear Hilbert transform, which, with the help of others he was able to solve in 1996.
For this, they received the prestigious Salem Award. This was just the beginning of the many other achievements that were in the wait for Michael Lacey to date.