Career of Mathematician Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey is an American mathematician specializing in probability, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis. Lacey received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1981, followed by his PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Lacey completed his thesis in functional analysis, specifically Banach space, which is an area of probability.

Michael Lacey began his career at Louisiana State University in 1987. This short educational stint was followed by a professorship at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where Lacey and his colleague Walter Philipp proved the central limit theorem. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Lacey received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University, where he began to study the bilinear Hilbert transform. This transform was solved in 1996, and Lacey won the Salem Prize.

In 1998, Lacey gave a 45 minute address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, Germany.

Michael Lacey has been a full professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 2001, where he won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work with Xiaochun Li. In 2008, Lacey became a Fullbright Fellow and was sent to Buenos Aires Argentina. He also became a Simons Fellow in 2012, and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013.

In addition to his professorship, Michael Lacey keeps busy with visiting positions at a variety of universities in the United States and in countries like Greece, Spain, France and Norway.

Lacey has been giving speeches and colloquiums since 1988, and has been published dozens of times in scholarly magazines.