Recognized for his leading contributions to mathematics, American mathematician Michael Thoreau Lacey is also well known for his research and mentoring in his line of work.
Lacey, who was born in 1959, graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His research has been evidenced by a number of awards that take in the Simons Foundations and the Guggenheim. And as the director of training grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), such as VIGRE and MCTP awards, Lacey has encouraged dozens of students from undergraduates through post graduate students. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey
Following his doctoral studies, Lacey joined the Louisiana State University as an assistant professor afterward becoming a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the same capacity. He went on to the Indiana University for seven years where he received a NSF postdoctoral fellowship.
Since 1996, Lacey has been a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology functioning in diverse tenures and capacities. For example, from 2015 through 2016 he made the most of his expertise at the Search Committee for Chair of School of Mathematics and also worked as a member of the School of Mathematics’ hiring committee.
His work has spanned from probability in Banach Spaces, harmonic analysis to central limit theorem presentation and singular integrals with Xiaochun Li.
He became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and continues to focus on mathematics in the course of research and through talks on the topic on a global basis.
Lacey, who still mentors young students, has also made public more than one hundred publications with regard to mathematics.