Meet Michael Lacey, the Prominent Mathematician who is Mentoring Students

Michael Lacey, born in 1959, is a renowned American mathematician. He concluded his college education and graduated with a degree from the University of Texas and proceeded to acquire his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois located in Urbana-Champaign.

In his thesis, Lacey helped solve a problem on the law of the iterated logarithm for use in characteristic empirical functions. The thesis majored on probability in Banach spaces.

Michael Lacey previously served at Louisiana State University in a postdoctoral position and the University of North Carolina, (UNC) in a similar capacity. While at UNC, Lacey and Walter Philipp ultimately proved the central limit theorem. He has also worked at Indiana University till 1996.

While at Indiana University, he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. While there, he also studied the bilinear Hilbert Transform, which at the time, was the subject of conjecture which Lacey and Christopher Thiele solved in 1996. This won them the Salem Prize.

Since 1996, Lacey has been serving as a Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology. He became a Full Professor in 2001. During his time at Georgia Institute of Technology, Lacey has received several awards for his work. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Mathalliance

In 2004, Michael Lacey got recognition as he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his the joint efforts between him and Xiaochun Li. In 2008, he received a Fulbright Fellowship. In 2012, Lacey became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In the same year, he became a Simons Fellow and also won a Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring award.

Lacey has also been a director of several training grants which he receives from foundations to support undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. He was the director of VIGRE which focused on mentoring students to undertake graduate programs.

Lacey was also PI on the NSF-MCTP grant which supported the undergraduate program at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published numerous publications, mainly on pure mathematics. However, he also researches on Harmonic analysis and Probability. Lacey has mentored many undergraduates and Ph.D. students who got employment in various industries. He has mentored over ten postdoctoral fellows.

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