Michael Lacey: A Modern Legacy in Mathematics

Michael Lacey is a modern-day mathematician of the American Mathematical Society. He currently serves as a professor and mentor at The Georgia Institute of Technology for doctoral and pre-doctoral students.

Lacey received his PHD from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lacey’s graduating thesis was on probability of banach spaces. The specific problem his thesis addressed was related to law of the iterated logarithm in relation to empirical characteristic functions (wikipedia.org).

Lacey’s professional career began at The Louisiana State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Academic partner/mentor, Walter Philipp and Lacey presented their proof on central limit theorem while at the University of North Carolina.

From there, Lacey accepted a position at The University of Indiana where he stayed for 7 years. While at The University of Indiana Lacey was the recipient of a variety of prestigious academic awards which included, a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship as well as The Salem Prize for his work on the bilinear Hilbert transform with Christoph Thiele (wikipedia.org).

Michael Lacey has a continuing interest in the areas of probability as well as harmonic analysis. He was accepted into the Guggenheim Foundation while at The Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Guggenheim Foundation has supported his research as well as various other foundations such as, the Fulbright Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and the National Science Foundation (people.math.gatech.edu). In addition to his current teaching position at The Georgia Institute of Technology, Lacey has also served as the director of training grants. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

As director he has worked with the National Science Foundation to create opportunity for undergraduates, graduates, and post doctorates to realize their full potential (mathalliance.org).

 

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