Lacey is an American mathematician who was born on September 26, 1959. He currently serves as a full professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Mathematics. Lacey’s wonderful dedication to help bring forth advancements in the world of mathematics has been recognized and honored numerous times throughout his tenure. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
He was awarded the prestigious Salem Prix for his joint work with Christoph Thiele in 1996. They both had outstandingly solved the bilinear Hilbert transform that was a conjecture of an Argentinian mathematician for quite a while. Michael Lacey had also given proof of the almost certain central limit theorem with his former University of Illinois mentor, Prof. Walter Philipp.
In his early life, Michael Lacey attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He was heavily involved in subjects relating to probability theory, harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. In 1987, he had graduated from the University of Illinois and earned his doctorate degree in Mathematics.
He began his career at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and worked as an assistant professor a year after receiving his Ph.D. He continued work as an assistant professor at various other U.S. universities for many years until he landed his position at Georgia Tech.
Michael Lacey went on to receive the highly coveted Guggenheim Fellowship for his collaborative work with fellow professor of mathematics, Xiaochun Li. In 2012, Georgia Tech had honored him with its Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award for his great work mentoring leading assistant professors.
Later that year, Lacey became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a program that highly recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the exposition, communication, advancement and the creation of mathematics.
Michael Lacey continues to support and mentor his students and many have already began their post-doctorate careers.