Michael Lacey has carved out a name for himself as one of the leading Mathematics scholar with several awards to his name. His close to three decades of professional experience has seen him serve on various scholarly positions in several institutions. Over the years, Michael Lacey has also overseen the development of future great minds through mentorships.
He has also committed himself to information dissemination, which has seen him publish over 100 research papers on various topics primarily in Mathematics. He also sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Geometric Analysis and Harmonic Analysis where he is in charge of editing the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society where he was made a fellow in 2012.
He has also delivered lectures and plenary talks on various platforms and learning institutions around the world including Yale University, Trinity University, Lund University and several platforms in China, Australia, Spain and Czech Republic among others.
Academic Background and Scholarly Endeavors
Michael Lacey has a dedicated Mathematics scholar with a strong academic background in the subject having studied in some of the most prestigious learning institutions in the country. He studied for his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the University of Texas where he graduated in 1981.
He furthered his studies at the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1987 with a PhD in Mathematics from its Urbana-Champaign campus. While his thesis focused on Banach spaces during his PhD studies, Michael Lacey has redirected his scholar researches on various fields such as harmonic analysis and probability among others.
Over the years, his scholarly endeavors have seen him awarded several grants and fellowships from various organizations and learning institutions. One such fellowship was the Postdoctoral Fellowship he received from the National Science Foundation while working at Indiana University.
Together with Christoph Thiele, Michael Lacey won the prestigious Salem Prize in 1997 after the duo successfully solved the Hilbert transform. He was also a Fulbright Fellowship in 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a Wallenberg Fellow in Lund, Sweden while also serving as a Distinguished Visitor and Visiting Professor in several institutions.
Career Background and Awards
In addition to his fellowship and special visitor and professorship, Michael Lacey is a full time professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology following his appointment in 2001. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as an associate professor at the Institute.
Between 1989 and 1996, he served as an associate professor at Indiana university-Bloomington having served in the same position for close to a year up to 1989 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Immediately after his PhD studies in 1987, Michael Lacey joined the Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge up to 1988 as an associate professor.
In addition to the Salem Prize, which is organized by Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University, Michael Lacey is an excellent mentor for undergraduate students at Georgia Institute of Technology.
This saw him honored with the Georigia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award in 2012. The award was in recognition of the numerous students who have benefitted from his efforts.