Michael Lacey – Groundbreaking Mathematician and Mentor

Born on September 26, 1959, Michael Lacey is a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html

He has held this position since 1996. Mr. Lacey’s earned degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) from 1981 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois (Urbana, Illinois) from 1987. His Ph.D. advisor was the famed mathematician Walter Philipp.

Michael Lacey has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1990, Guggenheim Fellow in 2004, Fullbright Fellowship in 2008, Simons Fellow in 2012 and being named an American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2013. Mr. Lacey held postdoctoral positions at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

During his tenure at the University of North Carolina, Mr. Lacey worked with Walter Philipp and the two of them provided the proof of the almost sure central limit theorem. Walter Philip (December 14, 1936 – July 19, 2006) was an Austrian mathematician who focused on number theory and probability theory.

The work of Michael Lacey has covered a number of areas including ergodic theory, probability and, most notably, harmonic analysis. Mr. Lacey is the author of numerous academic papers covering his work which can be found on his curriculum vitae (see his CV at: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ ).

He is also very active in supporting and mentoring the students with whom he works. He has served as a director of training grants such as MCTP and VIGRE which have benefited numerous undergraduate and graduate students.

By way of his mentorship, many of his undergraduate students have gone on to enroll in leading graduate programs in mathematics and a number of his Ph.D. students have moved into influential positions in academia and business.