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Michael Lacey: A Mathematics Pro

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Michael Lacey is a wonderful American mathematician. He has a PhD from University of Illinois which he received in 1987. This was under the guidance and supervision of Walter Phillip who directed him so well. Michael worked on a thesis on probability sector in Banach spaces & through that, he solved the iterated logarithm law problem which is in line with empirical characteristics functions. Throughout his work period, Michael Lacey has inspired many scholars in the area of probability, harmonic analysis, and ergodic theory. In his career success, the first postdoctoral positions were at the University of North Carolina, at the Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. Michael has worked in a team to bring out the best in the mathematics world. An example is the proof of the central limit theory that was done with UNC, Walter, and Michael.


Following his professionalism, Michael Lacey has held a position at Indiana University from 1989 through 1996. It was at this point he received the National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Upon the fellowship, Michael began studying bilinear Hilbert transformation. This was during the times of the conjecture subject by Alberto Calderon. After solving it with Christoph, Michael was awarded the Salem prize in 1996. After working with Indian university, Michael Lacey began his work at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996 where he was the professor of mathematics. Moving on with his incredible work and dedication, in 2004, he was honored with an award for Guggenheim Fellowship where they worked with Xiaochun Li jointly. In 2012, Michael became an American Mathematics Society fellow. Since joining Georgia Tech faculty, Michael Lacey has completed many types of research and has been recognized by being awarded several awards. Another award that came his way was the Simons Foundation.


Apart from working at Georgia University, Michael has been a director for many training grants including VIGRE and MCTP awards from NSF. These grants have supported the many students at the undergraduate level, graduate level, and the postdocs to achieve their ambitions in terms of academics and work. Michael comes in handy to students with much knowledge and advice regarding their careers and his mentorship is well appreciated.

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