Category: Mathematician

Michael Lacey: An Accomplished Mathematician and Professor

Michael Lacey is well-known in America as an expert in Mathematics. He was born on September 26th in 1959. He attended Texas University where he acquired his first degree in 1981 under the management of Walter Philipp. Lacey later joined Illinois University at Urbana Champaign where he gained a Ph.D. in 1987. He worked in many areas involving harmonic, probability and Ergodic theory. He held his first doctorate position at North Carolina University and Louisiana state university. While at North Carolina University, he worked together with Walter Philipp to proof the theorem of central limit. While working at Indiana University between 1989 and 1996, he began studying the transformation of bilinear Hilbert.

In 1996, Christopher Thiele and Lacey solved the transform of Hilbert which was a subject of guesswork by Alberto Calderon during that period. Due to their effort, they were granted Salem Award. In 2004, Guggenheim Fellowship gave him an award for his cooperative work with Xiaochun Li and in 2012 he became a member of American Mathematics Society. From 1987 to 2001, he held doctorate positions in different universities including Atlanta Georgia Institute of Technology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina University, Louisiana State University and he became a full mathematics professor at Atlanta Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michael Lacey has received many honors from different quarters such as in 1990, he received NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, in 2004 received Guggenheim Fellow, in 2012 he received Simons Fellow, and in 2013 he won American Mathematical Public Fellow.

Together with Larkin, they have held many visiting and short-term positions in various universities such as a research professor in Schrodinger Institute in 2005, Helsinki University as a visiting professor in 2010, Wallenberg Fellow in 2015 and Ordway professor in Minnesota University in 2015. Michael Lacey was able to receive support from individuals and organizations through grant issuance from Simons Foundation he got $ 130,000, and he got $312,000 from NSF individual gift.

Lacey has also served as the director of teaching grants in MCTP awards and in VIGRE which have supported many postdocs, graduates students, and undergraduates. He guided many undergraduates who qualified to graduate programs. He also mentored his Ph.D. scholar who later went on to join job industries and higher academics, and he has also mentored many postdocs.