Georgia Institute of Technology’s Leading Professors – Mathematician Michael Lacey

Dr. Michael Lacey, an expert in pure mathematics, has been teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology for nearly 22 years, with his research focusing on probability and harmonic analysis. On top of being a full professor, he has also mentored doctoral and pre-doctoral students, served on various committees and panels, and organized many conferences and programs.

In 1987 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana with his thesis topic focusing on the area of probability in Banach spaces. His thesis also solved a problem related to the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Lacey held assistant professor positions at various universities including Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Indiana University. In 1996, he became an associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology until he was promoted to full professor in 2001 and later stepped into an additional position as the Associate Chair for Faculty in 2017.

Over the span of more than two decades, Dr. Lacey has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships from the American Mathematical Society, Simons Foundation, and the Guggenheim, to name a few.

He received the Salem Prize for his work with Christoph Thiele on the bilinear Hilbert transform. Since the late ‘80s, Dr. Lacey has authored and co-authored 100 published academic articles and has also given several presentations at conferences and universities across the country and abroad. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Starting in 1990, Michael Lacey acted as the principal investigator of grants that have paved the way for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc students at Georgia Tech to continue their research and studies, with the VIGRE grant having the most positive impact on students in the School of Mathematics.

His third-year review stated that, “It is apparent that PI Michael Lacey plays an extensive and pivotal role in the mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.

Many highly favorable reports about the School’s VIGRE activities from trainees were phrased in terms such as ‘A professor suggested …’ and in almost every case that professor was Dr. Lacey.”

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