Michael Thoreau Lacey is an American mathematician and is currently a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Since joining the staff in 1996, Mr. Lacey has received a myriad of awards regarding mathematics, including garnering recognition from the Simons Foundation as well as the Guggenheim Foundation.
He is an expert in the field of pure mathematics and has research interests pertaining to Probability and Harmonic Analysis.
Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959, and upon entering school-age, he showed a strong interest in mathematics. He attended the University of Texas in Austin in 1981, before moving on to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, where he received his Ph.D. Mr. Lacey moved on to several teaching positions, including Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey
While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Lacey gained notoriety, along with Walter Philipp, for their proof of the central limit theorem.
While working at Indiana University, Michael Lacey continued his successful career from 1989 to 1996, where he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. The National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship allowed him to begin his studies regarding the bilinear Hilbert transform.
Today, Michael Lacey, along with a few of his fellow scholars, continue to visit universities around the country for research on a short-term basis, including the University of Minnesota, the University of British Columbia, and at Helsinki University in Norway.
Michael Lacey continues his research through the acquisition of grants that support his cause.