Michael Lacey is a mathematician who calls the United States his home. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned his Ph.D. in 1987. He was guided through his Ph.D. by Walter Phillipp, and he solved an issue through his thesis that mathematicians have been working on for years. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html
Michael Lacey also worked on probabilities, harmonic analysis, and ergodic theory and served the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University during his postdoctoral years. While working with Walter Philipp, together, they were able to prove the central limit theorem. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
Michael Lacey worked at Indiana University for seven years and was honored with a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship during that time. While serving the university, he also studied the bilinear Hilbert transform. Together with Christhoph Thiele, he was able to solve the problem and Thiele and himself received the Salem Prize for their efforts.
Lacey served Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor and has been serving in that capacity since 1996. During his time with Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked with Xiaochun Li and earned a Guggenheim Fellowship for their combined efforts.
Michael Lacey has also won a spread of other awards, and one of these was the Simons Foundations. He was also honored by being named a fellow of the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Lacey has been an advisor to countless undergraduates who have gone on to study in some of the best graduate programs in the nation. Many of his students who earned their Ph.D. under his guidance have later worked in industry and academic positions.
Michael Lacey has served as the director of training grants including MCTP and VIGRE that have come by way of the NSF, which works to support undergraduates. Lacey continues to serve the world of mathematics to this day and continues to inspire future generations of mathematicians who hope to accomplish as much as he has.