Michael Lacey prides himself on being among the renowned mathematicians in the United States and the rest of the world. His contribution to the field has significantly helped to advance his reputation as an avid mathematician.
Some of the areas Lacey’s work has touched over the years include harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, and probability among many others. He also works at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the capacity of professor of mathematics.
Education and Experience
As an acclaimed mathematician, Michael Lacey boasts an excellent academic record. In fact, he got his Ph.D. under the supervision of Walter Philipp in 1987 at the University of Illinois. At the time, his thesis was grounded in the area of probability and more precisely Banach spaces. Michael Lacey solved a complex mathematical problem associated with the empirical characteristic functions’ law of the integrated logarithm.
Upon culminating his studies, Michael landed a job at the Louisiana State University and later the University of North Carolina, which marked his first postdoctoral roles. While working at the Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina, Walter Philipp and Michael Lacey presented their proof of the central limit theorem.
Away from UNC, Michael moved on to another position at the Indiana University whereby he stayed for about seven years of his career. During his tenure at the institution, he was privileged to gain a National Science Foundation fellowship. Additionally, Michael Lacey embarked on a study of the bilinear Hilbert transform while still undertaking his fellowship.
Although the transform was in the middle of a conjecture at the time, Christoph Thiele and Michael Lacey managed to solve it in 1996. In turn, they received the Salem Prize for their commendable effort. Michael has been serving as a professor of mathematics at the popular Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996.
Accomplishments and Other Roles
Over the years, Michael Lacey has proven to be a force to reckon with in the mathematics field. His research and work are behind his reputation. Lacey has also received several awards from various bodies including the Simons and Guggenheim Foundations.
In addition, he has also been serving as the director of several training grants like MCTP and VIGRE awards from the National Science Foundation. The donations have helped dozens of postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students.
Away from teaching, Michael Lacey is known for advising many undergraduates who have gone ahead to join top graduate programs. On the other hand, most his Ph.D. students have landed industrial and academic jobs. Furthermore, he is behind the mentoring of over ten postdocs.