Michael Lacey – American Mathematician

Michael Lacey is a mathematician from America who was born in 1959. He was an alumnus of the University of Illinois in 1987, from where he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Water Philipp. His thesis was about probability in Banach spaces.

He solved the problems relating to the law governing characteristics of empirical functions and iterated logarithm. In the previous years, his research works touched on various areas such as ergodic theory, harmonic analysis, and probability.

While pursuing his postdoctoral positions at Louisiana State University and North Carolina University, Lacey and his supervisor, Mr. Walter Philipp gave the proof that there is the existence of central limit theorem. Between 1989 and 1996, Michael Lacey held a postdoctoral position at Indiana University.

It was the same period when he received his Postdoctoral Fellowship with National Science Foundation. During his fellowship, Lacey started his research study on Bilinear Hilbert Transform. This was a subject conjectured by Alberto Calderón. Fortunately, Christoph Thiele and Lacey managed to solve Hilbert Transform in 1996, and they won the Salem Prize Award.

Michael Thoreau Lacey has been working as a Professor of Mathematics at GIT (Georgia Institute of Technology) since 1996. In 2004, Michael Lacey formed a joint work relationship with Xiaochun Li with the objective of completing Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2012, Lacey joined the AMS (American Mathematical Society) as a fellowship member. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Apart from being a professor, Michael Lacey is also a mentor. He has been mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs students. During the STEM graduate program, more than 40% of undergraduate students attended to listen to his mentoring speech.

While working as the Mathematics Professor at GIT, Lacey also extends his services to the special and search committee of the Mathematics School, senior promotion and tenure committee, undergraduate committee, science diversity committee, hiring-committee of the school of mathematics, and faculty advisor.

Since he joined the college of mathematics, the faculty has hired more than ten women. He has been a member of the hiring committee in the last nine selection and hiring activities.

Michael Lacey also held some editorial positions. He was the editor for the Harmonic Analysis Proceedings carried out by AMS (American Mathematical Society). According to him, the acceptance rate was 25% for the 80 papers that were submitted every year.

He was also the editor of the Geometric Analysis Journal. Besides teaching and supervising researches that are related to mathematics, Michael Lacey also served as a member of the ENB (Editorial Nominations Board), AMS and Organizer of CRM-Barcelona.

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