Michael Lacey is a master mathematician and mentor who earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1987. Working under the guidance of Walter Philipp, he completed his doctorate’s thesis on Banach Spaces and probability.
Later in his career, his professional focus was mainly on probability and ergodic theory with a specialization and interest in harmonic analysis. Harmonic analysis is used in many fields ranging from quantum mathematics to neuroscience. It was through the University of Texas the Michael Lacey earned his B.S. in Mathematics. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
Louisiana State University, the University of North Carolina, and Indiana University are the institutions in which Lacey held the position of assistant professor at before he became part of the staff at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. In 2001, Lacey made the transition from Associate Professor to Full Professor and in 2017 he became the Associate Chair for Faculty. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
In 1990, the National Science Foundation awarded him his first postdoctoral fellowship, he and the NSF have continued a strong relationship throughout his career. He has directed multiple National Science Foundation training grants such as the VIGRE and MCTP awards.
In 2012, he was honored with the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Mentoring Award from Georgia Tech. This award was given to him for his work mentoring renowned assistant professors of mathematics.
Michael Lacey has had around 100 journal entries accepted and published throughout his career, he’s given hundreds of presentations as well. He has been invited to speak around the world in Sweden, Poland, Germany, and Spain among others.
His time with mentoring and the training grants have assisted dozens of students, many of whom have developed prestige in the mathematical community themselves.