Meet Michael Lacey: He’s an esteemed mathematician whose key research in mathematics has earned him Ph.D.’s, fellowships, accolades and awards.

Michael Lacey is the professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Lacey joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1996. Mr. Lacey received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, based on work he did, co-jointly with fellow peer, Xiaochun Li.

Mr. Lacey has been the director of grants like the Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in Mathematical Science (MCTP), and the Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE).

These two grants are awarded from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Mr. Lacey has been given a fellowship at the American Mathematical Society. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Mr. Lacey has counseled many undergraduate students at Georgia Tech, who then progressed on to very preeminent graduate programs. In addition to the many Ph.D. candidates who moved on to industry and academic jobs, Mr. Lacey’s impressive resume includes his advising of over 10 post-doctoral students.

In 1987, Lacey received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while under the academic tutelage of Walter Philipp.

Lacey’s Ph.D. thesis was in the subject area of probability as in relates to Banach spaces. As part of this thesis, Lacey solved a problem that directly associated with the law of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Michael Lacey also held a position from 1989 – 1996 at Indiana University. One of Lacey’s two postdoctoral roles was at University of North Carolina (UNC), at Chapel Hill.

While at UNC, Michael Lacey and Walter Philipp provided proof of the central limit theorem in the mathematical field of probability theory. Lacey’s other position where he conducted his postdoctoral work was at Louisiana State University.

Michael Lacey was also been awarded the Salem prize in 1996, along with Christoph Thiele, for a mathematical conjecture that they solved in tandem. This conjecture was directly associated with the bilinear Hilbert transform.