Michael Lacey is a Math Wizard

Michael Lacey is a mathematical professor who currently has tenure at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was born in September 1959 and it became apparent very quickly that he was a prodigy in the area of mathematics. In fact, he is hailed around the world as one of the greatest mathematicians from the United States of America.


Michael Lacey would receive his PhD from the University of Illinois while studying under Walter Philip. In 1987 he was able to publish his thesis in the area of probability concerning Banach spaces. In addition to this accomplishment, he was able to solve a complicated problem related to the law of integrated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions. Apparently that is a problem that keeps some people up at night. Since that time, he has continued publishing his work and has thoroughly expanded the areas of probability and harmonic analysis.


His first postdoctoral job came when he received employment from the Louisiana State University. After this, he would go on and take another job at the University of North Carolina is located in Chapel Hill. While teaching at the University of North Carolina he would continue working with his mentor Walter Philip to solidify their proof concerning central limit theorem. At this time, their conclusions seem irrefutable.


Lacey would go on to continue publishing dozens of peer-reviewed papers concerning algebra and calculus.


He would gain a position at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996. While he was working here he would receive the National Science Foundation postdoctoral Fellowship and while he had tenure through the Fellowship he worked on the bilinear Hilbert transform.


Michael Lacey would gain his current spot of employment in 1996. This is the year he became a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Here he teaches the classes of linear algebra as well as calculus. Michael Lacey is a mentor to many of the pre-doctoral students as well as the doctoral students looking to write their dissertations or gain their PhD’s.


He is a receiver of the Guggenheim Fellowship award for over $42,000 for research.