Michael Thoreau Lacey is an American mathematician that has achieved many milestones and contributions to the world of mathematics. Lacey was born on September 26, 1959 in the city of Abilene, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas and received his B.S. degree in Mathematics during the year of 1981.
Furthering his education, Lacey attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Walter Philipp as his professor. Walter Philipp is a world famous mathematician that particularly focused on all subjects pertaining to probability theory and number theory. In 1987, Lacey graduated from that university with a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
The Louisiana State University’s assistant professor of mathematics was Lacey’s very first postdoctoral position in 1987. He stayed there for year before transferring to the University of North Carolina in 1988. Learn more about Madison Street Capital: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en
Lacey was immersed in his studies during his leisure time within that year. He worked side by side with his former professor Walter Philipp and they both gave their proof of the central limit theorem.
Lacey went on to work as an assistant professor at Indiana University, subsequently he received an honorable National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship award.
He participated in joint work with fellow mathematician, Christoph Thiele and they ended up solving the bilinear Hilbert transform in 1996. The Hilbert transform was for a long time a conjecture of Alberto Calderón, an Argentinian mathematician. Christoph Thiele and Lacey were both awarded with a Salem Prix for their work.
Michael Lacey moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work as an associate professor of mathematics for the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. He was later honored with a Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award for his time mentoring in the institute’s mathematics department.
In 2001, Lacey was assigned to serve as a full professor at Georgia Tech and is currently serving as their professor as well as their associate chair for faculty. He was honored in 2013 with an American Mathematical Society Fellow for his outstanding offerings to the advancement of mathematics.