In 1996 Michael Thoreau Lacey became a member of the faculty at Georgia Tech and has been given several rewards for his research including Simons and Guggenheim Foundations. Lacey was born on the twenty-sixth of September in 1959.
In 1987 he graduated from Urbana-Champaign’s University of Illinois with a PhD Lacey’s thesis was probability in Banach spaces which solved problems related to the empirical characteristic functions of the law of the iterated logarithm. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en
Lacey’s work has touched on ergodic theory, harmonic analysis and probability. Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina and Louisiana State University are where he held his first positions postdoctoral. Walter Philipp and Lacy gave proof of the central limit theorem while he was at UNC.
He was working at Indiana University from 1989 until 1996, during which he got a Postdoctoral Fellowship from National Science Foundation. He began studying the bilinear Hilbert transform during his fellowship tenure. It was the subject of conjecture from Alberto Calderon, it had been solved by Chistoph Thiele and Lacey during 1996. They won the Salem Prize for it.
Lacey was named an American Mathematical Society fellow during 2012. The National Science Foundation has supported most of Michael Lacey’s research.
Lacey has directed training grants such as VIGRE, NSF and MCTP awards which supports undergraduates, postdocs, and graduate students. Lacey has advised undergraduates that went into leading graduate programs. Lacey’s PhD students have went onto industry and academic jobs, and he mentored several postdocs.
Michael Lacey’s research interests are probability and harmonic analysis. Pure mathematics is his expertise.