Michael Lacey is a mathematician born on September 26, 1959. He has been able to achieve his success through his hard work in education. Michael attended Illinois University located at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1987, and Walter Philipp was the director.
Michael’s thesis is from probability area in Banach spaces where he was able to solve a problem that was related to iterated logarithm law for empirical characteristic functions. During the Michael Lacey intervening years, he has been touching areas of ergodic theory, probability and harmonic analysis that was very important.
Michael Lacey first received his postdoctoral position from North Carolina University based in Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. While he was still at the UNC, Walter Philipp and Michael Lacey were able to give their first proof regarding the central limit theorem, and they were almost sure.
In his history, Michael Lacey was able to hold a position from 1989 up to 1996 at Indiana University. In the University of Indiana, Michael Lacey was able to receive a National Science Foundation which was a Postdoctoral Fellowship. In his career at the fellowship time, Michael Lacey started to learn about bilinear Hilbert transform.
The Hilbert transform was during that time’s a conjecture subject by Alberto Calderon where Christoph Thiele and Michael Lacey were able to solve it in 1996, and they received Salem prize. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
It is after the award of 1996 that has brought his career as a professor. He joined Georgia Institute of technology and acted as the professor of Mathematics. In 2004, Michael Lacey was able to receive Guggenheim Fellowship which was a joint work done with Xiaochun Li. Michael Lacey was able to join American Mathematical Society in 2012.
After Michael Lacey was able to join Georgia Institute, he has done research that has a recognition leading him to win several awards including Simos Foundations and Guggenheim. Michael has also been a director in training grants such as MCTP and VIGRE awards that comes from NSF. The organization has been able to support many dozens of undergraduate students, graduate, and postdocs.
Michael Lacey has advised many undergraduates that went on to start graduate programs. The Ph.D. students under Michael Lacey have been able to get industrial and academic jobs after mentoring more than ten postdocs.