Professor Michael Lacey was born in 1959 and is an accomplished scholar and mathematician, Lacey attended the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1987 for his doctorate degree, under the guidance of Phillip Walter.
Lacey’s thesis was based in the area of probability, Banach Spaces in particular. He came up with a solution to the problem of the iterated logarithm, in empirical characteristic functionalities. Lacey’s thesis has formed the basis of many solutions in ergodic theory, harmonic analysis, and probability.
Michael Lacey’s took his postdoctoral positions at the University of North Carolina and the Louisiana State University. While at Chapel Hill in UNC, Lacey together with his mentor Walter Philip proved the central limit theory in mathematics.
Michael served at the Indiana University from 1989 to 1996 where he received the National Science Foundation Fellowship; he engrossed himself in the study and research of the bilinear Hilbert Transform. Lacey and Christoph Thiele were awarded the Salem Price for this ingenuity.
Professional Career and Service
Lacey served since 1996 to 2004 as the Professor of Mathematics at George Institute of Mathematics. While at the institution, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship together with Xianochun Li. He was finally enrolled as a fellow in 2012 at the American Mathematical Association for his achievements.
National Roles and Achievements
Lacey co-authored the Stein on Hibert Transform and other publications on physics and mathematics from 1999 to date. He directed a number of university grants like the VIGRE and MCTP Awards. His awards have been used for mentorships and the support of undergraduate students.
Some of the grants he has received include:
- The Simons Foundation Grant of 2012, $130,000.
- The NSF Grant of 012, $312,000; and
- Double Australian Research Council Grant of 2011 and 2015.
Other National Functions
Professor Michael Lacey is currently the chairperson of the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies. He also recently enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology to specialize in pure mathematics.
Lacey’s contributions in the field of mathematics are legendary. He has remained consistent over the years, leading to the discoveries of this new age in mathematics. His love, devotion, and discipline will continue shaping the area he is so passionate for in education.