The Life Achievements and Contributions of Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey was born on the 26th of September 1959. He is an American mathematician who is known worldwide. Lacey graduated from the University of Texas.

He went to receive a Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois which is in Urbana-Champaign. In his final thesis, which focuses on the range of probability in Banach spaces. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Michael Lacey has in the past worked at Louisiana State University as a postdoctoral fellow. He also served at the University of North Carolina, (UNC) in a similar position. While at UNC, Lacey was under Walter Philipp. Together, they eventually proved the central limit theorem. Lacey also previously worked at Indiana University. While at the university, he got recognition as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

At Indiana University, Lacey studied the bilinear Hilbert Transform, which during that time, was the topic of conjecture which Lacey and Christopher Thiele jointly cracked in 1996 just before exiting Indiana in 1996. This achievement earned them the prestigious Salem Prize.

After Indiana University, Michael Lacey joined Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor of Mathematics. His brilliance in Mathematics, which he displayed even as a teen, saw him rise very fast to become a Full Professor only five years later. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

While working at Georgia Institute of Technology, Lacey has received several awards and has gained recognition at different levels for his work. In 2004, he became a Guggenheim Fellow as a recognition of his joint achievements with Xiaochun Li. He also received a Fulbright Fellowship in Argentina in 2008. 2012 was great for him. He became a Simons Fellow and even a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Lacey is passionate about helping graduates and postdoctoral students. He is a mentor to many students. Over ten postdoctoral fellows have passed through him. He receives grants from many organizations to support these students. He was the director of VIGRE which gave massive support to postgraduate students.

He was also the PI on the grant that the National Science Foundation awarded the institution. Michael Lacey is also a published author with numerous articles and publications to his name. He mainly writes on Pure Mathematics and does research work on Probability, Weighted Analysis, and Harmonic Analysis.