Michael Lacey – Mathmetician

Michael T Lacey is a mathematician from the United States that is well known for his contribution to mathematics both professionally and academically. His very important and much-needed contribution to mathematical academics includes research, thesis, and analyses of various mathematical problems that have been unsolved due to their complexity. Starting his career out in the 1980s, Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959, meaning he was very young, eager and ready to learn and teach. Graduating with his Ph.D. in 1987, Michael was working with a friend and mentor Walter Philip at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.


Some people consider Michael Lacey one of few mathematical geniuses with the contributions he has made to mathematics. Some of his major focuses have included harmonic analysis ergodic theory, and of course the areas of probability that he is well known for. After graduating, Michael took his first position at Louisiana State University. He then took a follow-up position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While their Lacey still working with Walter Philip was able to provide proof of the central limit theorem. He moved quickly on in 1989 and jumped right into his career at Indiana University. While at Indiana University Lacey received the National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship while studying the bilinear Hilbert Transform.


Michael’s most recognized work was accomplished during his tenure teaching at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Starting his career there in 1996, he has received awards like the Simons Foundations award and the Guggenheim award. Being unselfish, Lacey can often be found mentoring students and supporting both graduate and undergraduate students on their studies. With an expertise in pure mathematics, he has been able to mentor the students on probability and harmonic analysis. While at Georgia Institute of Technology, he has been able to work with both doctoral and pre-doctoral students helping them to gain great jobs in the industry.