Dr. Michael Lacey has been a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996. In 1987, Dr. Lacey earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and landed his first teaching positions at the Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also held a teaching position at Indiana University before he landed his current position at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Michael Lacey received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation while he was at Indiana University. During this fellowship, Dr. Lacey began studying the bilinear Hilbert transform along with Christoph Thiele.
They solved this transform in 1996 and were awarded the prestigious Salem Prize, which is an annual award given to mathematicians. While at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Lacey was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his scholastic work in mathematics. He also became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
Dr. Lacey lists pure mathematics as his field of expertise, and his current research interests are harmonic analysis and probability. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is also currently a director of training grants with the National Science Foundation.
He is responsible for handing out grants such as the Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences and the Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences.
Dr. Lacey has advised numerous undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and he is available to work as a mentor for pre-doctoral and doctoral students. He has mentored ten post-doctorate students, and many of his students have gone on to work in academia and in a variety of career fields.