Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey, American Mathematician, has worked at Georgia Tech since 1996. Michael Lacey earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign in 1987. He studied under Walter Phillip. The thesis he completed for earning his PH.D. was quite interesting. It was all about the area of probability in Banach spaces.

Mathematicians are also expected to be able to solve difficult problems. The problem Michael Lacey chose to solve was a problem that is related to law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.

Michael Lacey’s work has lead him towards working in areas of probability, harmonic analysis, and argodic theory.

Before his position at Georgia Tech, Michael Lacey held positions at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael Lacey together with Walter Phillip came up with their work on the central limit theorem.

He then held a position at the University of Indiana until 1996, when he joined Georgia Tech and started his position there.

Michael Lacey has done research on Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations during his time at Georgia Tech, and has also received awards for this work. He has also maintained a position a director of training grants at Georgia Tech.

These grants have helped numerous students at all levels including undergraduates, graduates, and post doc students.

He has mentored many post doctorate students as well from undergraduates thinking about graduate programs to post doc students entering their career fields of choice. Is is just a vit of the great work Michael Lacey has accomplished throughout his career so far.

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