Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. He went to school at the University of Illinois and earned his Ph.D in 1987. Lacey’s mathematical work included areas in probability, ergodic theories, and harmonic analysis.
He had later on went on to hold a few different postdoctoral positions including ones that were held at Louisiana State University, and the University of North Carolina. During 1989 through 1996 he worked at Indiana University. While at Indiana University he received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
In 1996 Michael Lacey became apart of Georgia Tech. His studies and research helped him receive awards from Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations. Lacey went on to become the director of the VIGRE and MCTP awards.
He has helped and mentored several students who were either undergrads, graduates or post docs. Many graduates he helped went go on to successful graduate programs while his the students who have gotten Ph.D’s have gone straight to academic and industry positions.
In 1996 the Salem Prize was rewarded to Michael Lacey a long side Christoph Thiele of Christian-Albrechts-Universität for their hard work and dedication towards Calderón’s bilinear Hilbert transform and the development of a new method of phase space analysis. The Salem Prize is an award that is given every year to those who are judged on their amazing work. That year Michael Lacey succeeded.
Since the awards, the hours and the prizes, Michael Lacey has continued to succeed at his mathematical studies. He went on to become a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. Years later he was awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship award.
The award was given because of his work with Xiaochun Li. Michael Lacey recently became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.
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