Michael Lacey is an American mathematician best known for his research work that has garnered a lot of reputation and awards. Currently, Lacey is part of the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology as a full professor and associate chair. He has been an advisor to various students from graduates to Ph.D. candidates.
Lacey has helped craft the path for students in STEM majors, with undergraduates under his tutelage going on to pursue leading graduate programs. More than ten post-doctorate students have benefitted from the experience and expertise of Lacey.
He began working at Georgia Tech in 1996, and since then, has inspired a good number of future mathematicians.
Lacey’s career as a mathematician began with a BS in Mathematics from the University of Texas and a University of Illinois Ph.D. at Urbana-Champaign. He got into academia straight after his doctorate position with assistant professor roles at Louisiana State and the University of North Carolina where he worked with Walter Phillip to proof the central limit theorem.
Between 1989 and 1996, he worked at Indiana University, which is where he got his postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation. It was during the fellowship tenure that Lacey delved into the bilinear Hilbert transform. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
For his doctorate thesis, which he did under the advisement of Walter Phillip, Michael Lacey tackled the Banach spaces, with the law of iterated logarithm as his area of focus. Harmonic analysis, probability, and ergodic theory are other fields that he has worked on in his years as a mathematician. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html
Michael has received recognition from several reputable institutions for his research work. He partnered with Christoph Thiele to work on the Hilbert Transform, which they solved and landed them the Salem Prize by the Institute for Advanced Study.
He received the Fulbright Fellowship in 2008 and the NSF-ADVANCE mentoring award in 2012 from Georgia Tech for his mentorship of assistant professors in the School of Mathematics. In 2004, together with Xiaochun Li, he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship.
Apart from teaching, Michael Lacey is a director of various grants that give aid to students in different programs. The MCTP awards from NSF and VIGRE are two grants that Lacey is part of. Michael Lacey is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society as of 2012.