Michael Thoreau Lacey is a common name among the world mathematicians. Lacey is a popular American mathematician who has had significant breakthroughs in his career. In his education background, Michael earned his Ph.D in Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign. This was in the year 1987.

During this time at the university, he focused his thesis specifically on the probability of Banach spaces. He worked towards solving a problem that is related to the law of iterated logarithm for the empirical characteristic functions. Learn more about Michael Lacey: and

Generally speaking, Michael’s work has in one way or the other been associated with areas such as ergodic theory, harmonic analysis and probability. He did his postdoctoral degree at the North Carolina University- at Chapel Hill and the University of Louisana State.

The most important breakthrough at the University of Carolina was when he worked with Walter Phillip to give proof the Central Limit Theorem, which had not been completely proven. Additionally, Michael was privileged to hold a position at the University of Indiana where he worked for seven years (1989-1996).

Being very experienced in the field of mathematics, Michael was fortunate enough to earn a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. This fellowship came around at a time that Michael was beginning to gain interest in the bilinear Hilbert transform study.

Michael and Christoph Thiele had worked together to solve this transform in the same year (1996). This huge step earned the two an award known as the Salem Prize.

Michael has enjoyed being a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology teaching mathematics since the year 1996. Later on, in 2004, another fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, was given to him.

This one was a joint fellowship that involved working with Xiaochun Li. Michael was able to join the American Mathematics Society and become a member. To add to his expertise, Lacey has acted as a director of training grants such as MCTP and VIGRE awards from NSF. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

These grants have been very helpful to undergraduate students, postdocs as well as graduate students. Lacey has also been in the front row to offer advice to undergraduate students who, most of the time, continue to undertake graduate programs. Michael is a proud mentor of more than ten students who have done a post-doctorate.