Michael Thoreau Lacey is a well-known American mathematician. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1987, writing his dissertation, Some Limit Problems, under the tutelage of Walter Phillip.
His research focused on probability in Banach spaces, with his interests branching out in the years that followed. Lacey worked on probability in addition to harmonic analysis and ergodicity.
After earning his doctorate, he undertook postdoctoral work at LSU and UNC-Chapel Hill. From there, he moved to Indiana University, where he as the recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation grant which allowed him to work on the bilnear Hilbert transform. Read more: Michael Lacey | About.me
It was for this research that he was jointly awarded the Salem Prize in 1996, the same year that he joined the faculty of Georgia Tech as a full professor. In addition to being honored by the American Mathematical Society as a fellow, he was also named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2004.
In addition to his research career, he is an accomplished undergraduate teacher at Georgia Tech, where he often teaches Calculus, Probability, and Linear Algebra.
Michael Lacey has also mentored several graduate students, serving as dissertation adviser to three PhD graduates, who have gone on to successful careers as researchers.
Michael Lacey is regarded as an expert on harmonic analysis, a technique which makes it possible to describe recurring natural phenomena.
He has taught workshops on the subject at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. During his career at Georgia Tech, he has also mentored many post-doctoral researchers.