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Meet Michael Lacey: A Great Mathematician

Michael Lacey is a notable mathematician in America. His works and experience contribute fundamentally to students not only in Georgia Institute of Technology but also in other institutions via his resourceful publication.

Lacey’s Bio

Michael Thoreau Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a Bachelor of Science. Later on, in 1987, Lacey received a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Ph.D. he received was under Walter Philipp.

Michael’s thesis was about probability in Banach spaces and aimed at offering a solution to academic studies concerning the law of the iterated logarithm, mostly for the characteristic empirical functions. Lacey has also published works touching harmonic analysis, ergodic theory as well as probability. Notably, he achieved a full professor position at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2001 to date.

Work Experience

After graduation, Lacey held postdoctoral position both at Louisiana State University and UNC (University of North Carolina) at Chapel Hill. From 1989 to 1996, he occupied a leadership position at Indiana University. At the Indiana University, he had a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship where he commenced studying the bilinear Hilbert Transform. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Michel Lacey, in 1996, joined the Georgia Tech Faculty where he is currently attached in the field of research in pure mathematics. He has held director’s position in VIGRE and MCTP training grants known for supporting university students pursuing undergraduates, postgraduate and postdoc’s studies.

Honors and Achievements

Michael Lacey has numerous accolades attached to his name. His recent achievement was in 2012, which is currently his successful year, as he became a member of the American Mathematical Society and Simons Fellow.

He also received Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award in the same year. In 2008, Lacey received a Fulbright Fellowship, Buenos Aires, in Argentina. In 2004, Lacey worked with Xiaochun Li where they received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Remarkably, in 1998, he had a chance to deliver a 45 Minute address at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, Germany.

Michael Lacey appreciated the collaboration with other scholars wherein 1997, jointly with Christoph Thiele they receive a Prix Salem award a prize sponsored both by the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.