Michael Lacey the Mathematician, Role Model and Mentor
Business / January 16, 2018

Michael Thoreau Lacey is an American mathematician, professor, and lecturer. Lacey received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and began his immaculate career at the Louisiana State University. His thesis was based on Banach Spaces where he solved a complex problem relating to the law of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions. After graduating, he held a position at the University of North Carolina where he and Walter Philip developed a proof of the central limit theorem. Then, in 1986 Lacey held an educational position at the Indiana University until he moved to Georgia in 1996. His current interests include, researching probability and harmonic analysis, but his previous work touched heavily on ergodic theory as well. Michael Lacey is currently a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research and incredible knowledge in mathematics has earned him several prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship award for his work with Xiaochin Li while at Georgia Tech, a postdoctoral Fellowship in the National Science Foundation earned during his tenure at Indiana University and a Fellowship in the American Mathematical Society, which he received in 2012. Lacey was also awarded the Salem Prize for his…