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Michael Lacey- Mathematician Extraordinaire

Michael is an American mathematician. With a myriad of teaching experience, he is currently a full professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he has been employed since 2001.

Upon graduation from the University of Texas with his Bachelors’ of Science in 1981, Michael Lacey continued to pursue academia and began working towards his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, specifically the Urbana- Champaign campus. Learn more about Michael Lacey:

His education was overseen by Walter Philipp. While working towards his Ph.D., Michael Lacey did his thesis on Banach spaces in the area of probability. To complete this, he put his focus on solving a problem related to the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

He graduated with his doctorate in 1987 and received an associate professor position at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He held this position for a year before moving on to another associate professorship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.

It was here that he worked with his former advisor Walter Philipp, and together they presented their proof of the almost sure central limit theorem. Michael Lacey was at UNC for a year before moving once more to a position at Indiana University in Bloomberg, where he stayed for seven years.

While employed at Indiana University, Michael continued the pursuit of his own academia and received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in 1990. He began to study the linear Hilbert transform during this fellowship. This was part of a problem worked on by another mathematician, and Michael Lacey solved this with a colleague in 1996. They were awarded a Salem Prize for their work.

1996 is also when he left Indiana University and began his career at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He began there as an associate professor and worked his way to a full tenured professor.

While tenured there, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, and he also became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He has written many proofs and papers throughout his career, and he is a professor held in high regard among his students.

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