Michael Lacey is a very notable American Mathematician. Lacey recevied his PH.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champagne in 1987.
His thesis was in the area of Probability, ergodic, theory and most importantly harmonic analysis. He held pos doctoral positions at Louisiana State University and University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
While at UNC, Lacey and his former mentor, Walter Philip gave their proof of the almost sure central limit theorem. In 1996, Michael Lacey joined the Georgia tech faculty. After joining the Georgia Tech faculty, his research was recognized by many awards, such as, The Guggenheim and Simmons foundation.
Lacey has also been the director of training grants, like V.I.G.R.E and M.C.T.P awards from the NFS, which has supported many undergraduates, graduates and posdocs.
He has advised and mentored many undergraduates, many who have gone on to some of the most prestigous graduate programs and PH.D students who have gone on to perform well in academic and industry jobs. Michael Lacey has mentored more than 10 posdoc students and also enjoys mentoring pre doctoral and doctoral students.
His research interest include probability and harmonic analysis (calculation of fourier series and generalizations). His field of interest include, pure mathematics.
Michael Lacey joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1996. He quickly became professor and associate chair to the faculty. He is very accomplished in the field of Mathematics, and is dedicated to his students and research.
His former and present students have nothing but positive things to say about the Georgia Tech professor.
His many awards and love for math is an inspiration to those looking to enter the field of mathematics.
As one student put it, we need more professors of mathematics like Mr, Lacey to inspire student and to show students that we don’t have to fear math, it’s ok to embrace it.