About Michael Lacey

February 1st, 2018

Michael Thoreau Lacey, born on September 26, 1959, is a mathematician who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in 1987. He wrote a thesis concerning probability in Banach spaces and solved a problem regarding the law of the iterated algorithm.

His first positions were at Lousiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, he and his adviser Walter Phillip gave proof for the central limit theorem for probability.

He taught at Indiana University and received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship there. During his fellowship, he studied the bilinear Hilbert transform, which was part of a conjecture led by Alberto Calderon. In 1997, he solved the transform and he was awarded the Salem Prize (founded by Princeton University and the Institute of for Advanced Study), in collaboration with Christoph Thiele. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Throughout his career, he has also received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, the Fullbright Fellowship in 2008, and was a Simons Foundation and American Mathematical Society Fellow.

Since 1996, he has worked at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he held the positions of associate professor, full professor and associate chair for faculty.

Michael Lacey has been the director of many training grants, including the VIGRE and the MCTP awards from the National Science Foundation. He has won the Georgia Tech NSF-Advance Mentoring Award for mentoring assistant professors in the School of Mathematics.

His current research interests are harmonic analysis and probability and his field of expertise is pure mathematics.

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