Category: Mathmatician

Meet The Math Genius, Michael Lacey


Michael Lacey is an award-winning mathematician. He is a senior professor attached to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematics. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He then completed his PhD. at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1987. He has a strong focus on particular fields such as probability theory and harmonic analysis.

He has worked as an assistant professor at the Louisiana State University where he served from 1987 and Indiana University in the same capacity from 1989. He also worked at the University of North Carolina as an assistant professor. He started working at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996 as an associate professor rising to the full professor position in 2001.

He worked closely with his project lead, Walter Philipp, to unravel the central limit theorem. He conducted his fellowship at the National Science Foundation between 1989 and 1996. He continues to mentor and support numerous students under the foundation’s programs.

Michael Lacey has won numerous industry awards for his commitment to research and groundbreaking discoveries. This includes the Salem Prize in 1996, which is partly funded by Princeton University. Together with Christoph Thiele, they found the solution to the bilinear Hilbert transform theory. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/

He was also acknowledged with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2013. In the same year, he received the Simons Foundation Fellow award. In like manner, he was honored by the Fulbright Fellowship as well as Georgia Tech in 2008. He has won institutional funding and grants from the Australian Research Council and the Simons Foundation as well as multiple individual grants. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

He has previously held various teaching positions. He served as a professor at the Wallenberg International Fellows program, which is a collaboration between Georgetown University and the Stockholm School of Economics. Michael Lacey is also associated with Helsinki University as a visiting professor, the Centre for Advanced Study in Norway as well as the University of Minnesota.

Other stints include a position at the University of Crete in 2006, a visiting professor position at the University of British Columbia in 2005 and a research position at the Schrodinger Institute in Austria.

Michael Lacey has been involved in writing over a hundred mathematical publications. Some of the titles include Commutators in the Two-Weight Setting, with Irina Holmes and Bret Wick. He also wrote Random Tessellations, Restricted Isometric Embeddings, and One Bit Sensing co-authored with Dmitriy Bilyk in 2015. In the same year, he also wrote A Discrete Quadratic Carleson Theorem with Ben Krause.