Michael Lacey is an award winning mathematician. Born in 1959, he has built an award winning career. Since graduating with a PhD. he has collaborated with a number of colleagues to work on and solve many mathematical problems. Lacey has held notable positions at some of the leading universities in mathematics.
Lacey received his PhD in 1987, from the University of Illinois. While attending the university he studied under Walter Philipp.
The two collaborated on the central limit theorem and presented their proof during Lacey’s postdoctoral position at the University of North Carolina. Michael’s thesis solved a problem related to the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.
He received a position at Indiana University in 1989. He was with the university until 1996 and during this time he began a study of the bilinear Hilbert transform.
At this time, the Hilbert transform was the subject of conjecture by Alberto Calderón. Before leaving the university in 1996, Michael and Christoph Thiele solved the Hilbert transform and were awarded the Salem Prize.
In 1996, Lacey joined the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches mathematics. Michael’s career focus has been on harmonic analysis, ergodic theory and probability. Lacey has spent many years teaching and mentoring the mathematicians of the future.
He has mentored undergrad students, as well as, over 10 students who received post doctorate degrees. During the course of his distinguished career, he has received numerous awards for his work. Two of the most notable are the Simons Foundation and the coveted Guggenheim.
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