In 1996, the Georgia Institute of Technology faculty received a valuable staff member to their team by the name of Michael Lacey. American-born in 1959, Lacey has been a vital asset to Georgia Tech’s team and growing reputation.
For his exemplary work, he has received many awards during his time working at the faculty, which include awards from Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations.
Lacey’s intellectual career began when he earned his Ph.D in 1987. It was at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Michael Lacey held his first postdoctoral positions.
During his time at Indiana University, where he held a position for seven years, he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation. It was then that he, alongside Christoph Thiele, began their study of the bilinear Hilbert transform, a feat that they would solve and receive the Salem Prize for.
Michael Lacey has enjoyed a fruitful career alongside the faculty and staff of the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996. He continued to gain awards and recognitions during his time there for his work and dedication.
However, aside from his current work there, Lacey has also contributed greatly to the advancement of his students’ education.
Throughout his career at Georgia Tech, he has been supportive of the undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs by directing training grants such as VIGRE and MCTP awards from the NSF. These awards have provided significant support to many students at the institute.
He has also been a mentor to several doctoral and pre-doctoral students, some of which have led successful careers academically and industrially. His interests in research about mathematics include harmonic analysis and probability, but he is willing to work alongside any dedicated student.
More than 10 of the students he has mentored have gone on to become postdocs in their field and have his contributions and guidance to thank.